Leftover space as a value and potentiality for the public realm in the city

Alanyalı Aral, Ela


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Citation Formats
E. Alanyalı Aral, “Leftover space as a value and potentiality for the public realm in the city,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2003.