Comparative analyses of sustainable campuses as living laboratories for managing environmental quality

Kılkış, Şiir
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Ş. Kılkış, “Comparative analyses of sustainable campuses as living laboratories for managing environmental quality,” MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 681–702, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: