‘Piazzadilly!’ : the re-imagining of Piccadilly Circus (1957-72). / Edwards, Bronwen; Gilbert, David.

In: Planning Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 4, 10.2008, p. 455-478.

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In: Planning Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 4, 10.2008, p. 455-478.

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