Urban green spaces in growing oil cities : the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. / Adjei Mensah, Collins; Gough, Katherine; Simon, David.

In: International Development Planning Review, Vol. 40, No. 4, 18.06.2018, p. 371-395.

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Urban green spaces in growing oil cities : the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. / Adjei Mensah, Collins; Gough, Katherine; Simon, David.

In: International Development Planning Review, Vol. 40, No. 4, 18.06.2018, p. 371-395.

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Adjei Mensah, C, Gough, K & Simon, D 2018, 'Urban green spaces in growing oil cities: the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana', International Development Planning Review, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 371-395. https://doi.org/10.3828/idpr.2018.16

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Adjei Mensah, C., Gough, K., & Simon, D. (2018). Urban green spaces in growing oil cities: the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. International Development Planning Review, 40(4), 371-395. https://doi.org/10.3828/idpr.2018.16

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Adjei Mensah C, Gough K, Simon D. Urban green spaces in growing oil cities: the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. International Development Planning Review. 2018 Jun 18;40(4):371-395. https://doi.org/10.3828/idpr.2018.16

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Adjei Mensah, Collins ; Gough, Katherine ; Simon, David. / Urban green spaces in growing oil cities : the case of Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. In: International Development Planning Review. 2018 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 371-395.

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