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Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy: linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities

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Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy : linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities. / Lehmann, Steffen.

Urban Energy Transition: Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions. ed. / Peter Droege. Vol. 2 2. ed. Elsevier, 2018. p. 371-397 10.

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Harvard

Lehmann, S 2018, Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy: linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities. in P Droege (ed.), Urban Energy Transition: Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions. 2 edn, vol. 2, 10, Elsevier, pp. 371-397. <https://www.elsevier.com/books/urban-energy-transition/droege/978-0-08-102074-6>

APA

Lehmann, S. (2018). Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy: linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities. In P. Droege (Ed.), Urban Energy Transition: Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions (2 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 371-397). [10] Elsevier. https://www.elsevier.com/books/urban-energy-transition/droege/978-0-08-102074-6

Vancouver

Lehmann S. Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy: linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities. In Droege P, editor, Urban Energy Transition: Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions. 2 ed. Vol. 2. Elsevier. 2018. p. 371-397. 10

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Lehmann, Steffen. / Conceptualizing the Urban Nexus framework for a circular economy : linking energy, water, food and waste (EWFW) in Southeast-Asian cities. Urban Energy Transition: Renewable Strategies for Cities and Regions. editor / Peter Droege. Vol. 2 2. ed. Elsevier, 2018. pp. 371-397

Bibtex

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