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Building democracy anew: Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam

Couperus, S., 2016, In : Journal of Urban History. 42, 6, p. 992-1008 17 p.

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Couperus, S. (2016). Building democracy anew: Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam. Journal of Urban History, 42(6), 992-1008. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144216675045

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Couperus, Stefan. / Building democracy anew : Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam. In: Journal of Urban History. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 992-1008.

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Couperus, S 2016, 'Building democracy anew: Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam', Journal of Urban History, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 992-1008. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144216675045

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Building democracy anew : Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam. / Couperus, Stefan.

In: Journal of Urban History, Vol. 42, No. 6, 2016, p. 992-1008.

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Couperus S. Building democracy anew: Neighborhood planning and political reform in post-blitz Rotterdam. Journal of Urban History. 2016;42(6):992-1008. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144216675045


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