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Designing urban knowledge: competing perspectives on energy and buildings

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Designing urban knowledge : competing perspectives on energy and buildings. / Guy, Simon.

In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol. 24, No. 5, 10.2006, p. 645-659.

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Guy, S 2006, 'Designing urban knowledge: competing perspectives on energy and buildings', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 645-659. https://doi.org/10.1068/c0607j

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Guy, S. (2006). Designing urban knowledge: competing perspectives on energy and buildings. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 24(5), 645-659. https://doi.org/10.1068/c0607j

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Guy S. Designing urban knowledge: competing perspectives on energy and buildings. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 2006 Oct;24(5):645-659. https://doi.org/10.1068/c0607j

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Guy, Simon. / Designing urban knowledge : competing perspectives on energy and buildings. In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 2006 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 645-659.

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