Climate change and future proofing infrastructure: Etimesgut, Ankara case study

Oruç, Sertaç
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Citation Formats
S. Oruç, “Climate change and future proofing infrastructure: Etimesgut, Ankara case study,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.