Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. / Wisner, Ben; Pelling, Mark; Mascarenhas, Adolfo ; Holloway, Ailsa; Ndong, Babaka; Faye, Papa; Ribot, Jesse; Simon, David.

Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach. ed. / S Pauleit; A Coly; S Fohlmeister; P Gasparini; G Jorgensen; S Kabisch; WJ Kombe; S Lindley; I Simonis; K Yeshitela. Switzerland : Springer, 2015. p. 153-196 5.

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Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. / Wisner, Ben; Pelling, Mark; Mascarenhas, Adolfo ; Holloway, Ailsa; Ndong, Babaka; Faye, Papa; Ribot, Jesse; Simon, David.

Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach. ed. / S Pauleit; A Coly; S Fohlmeister; P Gasparini; G Jorgensen; S Kabisch; WJ Kombe; S Lindley; I Simonis; K Yeshitela. Switzerland : Springer, 2015. p. 153-196 5.

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Wisner, B, Pelling, M, Mascarenhas, A, Holloway, A, Ndong, B, Faye, P, Ribot, J & Simon, D 2015, Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. in S Pauleit, A Coly, S Fohlmeister, P Gasparini, G Jorgensen, S Kabisch, WJ Kombe, S Lindley, I Simonis & K Yeshitela (eds), Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach., 5, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 153-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4_5

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Wisner, B., Pelling, M., Mascarenhas, A., Holloway, A., Ndong, B., Faye, P., Ribot, J., & Simon, D. (2015). Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. In S. Pauleit, A. Coly, S. Fohlmeister, P. Gasparini, G. Jorgensen, S. Kabisch, WJ. Kombe, S. Lindley, I. Simonis, & K. Yeshitela (Eds.), Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach (pp. 153-196). [5] Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4_5

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Wisner B, Pelling M, Mascarenhas A, Holloway A, Ndong B, Faye P et al. Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. In Pauleit S, Coly A, Fohlmeister S, Gasparini P, Jorgensen G, Kabisch S, Kombe WJ, Lindley S, Simonis I, Yeshitela K, editors, Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach. Switzerland: Springer. 2015. p. 153-196. 5 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03982-4_5

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Wisner, Ben ; Pelling, Mark ; Mascarenhas, Adolfo ; Holloway, Ailsa ; Ndong, Babaka ; Faye, Papa ; Ribot, Jesse ; Simon, David. / Small cities and towns in Africa: insights into adaptation challenges and potentials. Urban Vulnerability and Climate Change in Africa: a multidisciplinary approach. editor / S Pauleit ; A Coly ; S Fohlmeister ; P Gasparini ; G Jorgensen ; S Kabisch ; WJ Kombe ; S Lindley ; I Simonis ; K Yeshitela. Switzerland : Springer, 2015. pp. 153-196

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