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Using multimedia to encourage public participation in planning and design decision-making processes. / Moobela, Cletus; Mahdjoubi, Lamine.

In: The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 6, No. 5, 2010, p. 147-159.

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Moobela, C & Mahdjoubi, L 2010, 'Using multimedia to encourage public participation in planning and design decision-making processes', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 147-159.

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Moobela, C., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2010). Using multimedia to encourage public participation in planning and design decision-making processes. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(5), 147-159.

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Moobela C, Mahdjoubi L. Using multimedia to encourage public participation in planning and design decision-making processes. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. 2010;6(5):147-159.

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Moobela, Cletus ; Mahdjoubi, Lamine. / Using multimedia to encourage public participation in planning and design decision-making processes. In: The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 147-159.

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