Understanding climate adaptation and transformation challenges in African cities. / Simon, David; Leck, Hayley.

In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 13, 04.2015, p. 109-116.

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In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 13, 04.2015, p. 109-116.

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Simon, David ; Leck, Hayley. / Understanding climate adaptation and transformation challenges in African cities. In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 2015 ; Vol. 13. pp. 109-116.

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