Looking at retail planning policy through a sustainability lens : Evidence from policy discourse in Finland

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Looking at retail planning policy through a sustainability lens : Evidence from policy discourse in Finland. / Yrjänä, Laura; Rashidfarokhi, Anahita; Toivonen, Saija; Viitanen, Kauko.

julkaisussa: Land Use Policy, Vuosikerta 79, 01.12.2018, s. 190-198.

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