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Urban Imaginaries and the Palimpsest of the Future. / Dunn, Nicholas Simon.

The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. ed. / Christoph Lindner; Miriam Meissner. 1st. ed. Oxon / New York : Routledge, 2018. p. 375-386.

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Dunn, NS 2018, Urban Imaginaries and the Palimpsest of the Future. in C Lindner & M Meissner (eds), The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. 1st edn, Routledge, Oxon / New York, pp. 375-386.

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Dunn, N. S. (2018). Urban Imaginaries and the Palimpsest of the Future. In C. Lindner, & M. Meissner (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries (1st ed., pp. 375-386). Oxon / New York: Routledge.

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Dunn NS. Urban Imaginaries and the Palimpsest of the Future. In Lindner C, Meissner M, editors, The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. 1st ed. Oxon / New York: Routledge. 2018. p. 375-386

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Dunn, Nicholas Simon. / Urban Imaginaries and the Palimpsest of the Future. The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries. editor / Christoph Lindner ; Miriam Meissner. 1st. ed. Oxon / New York : Routledge, 2018. pp. 375-386

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