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Re-interpreting regulations : architects as intermediaries for low-carbon buildings. / Fischer, Jan; Guy, Simon.

In: Urban Studies, Vol. 46, No. 12, 11.2009, p. 2577-2594.

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Fischer, Jan ; Guy, Simon. / Re-interpreting regulations : architects as intermediaries for low-carbon buildings. In: Urban Studies. 2009 ; Vol. 46, No. 12. pp. 2577-2594.

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