Urban Design and Psychological Health in Ankara, Turkey: A City Case Study

Bozo Özen, Özlem


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Citation Formats
E. SARI and Ö. Bozo Özen, “Urban Design and Psychological Health in Ankara, Turkey: A City Case Study,” Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.urbandesignmentalhealth.com/journal-6-ankara.html.