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Perspectives on "Novel" Techniques for Designing Age-Friendly Homes and Neighborhoods with Older Adults. / Brookfield, Katherine; Scott, Iain; Tinker, Anthea; Ward Thompson, Catharine.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 17, No. 5, 1800, 10.03.2020.

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Brookfield, K, Scott, I, Tinker, A & Ward Thompson, C 2020, 'Perspectives on "Novel" Techniques for Designing Age-Friendly Homes and Neighborhoods with Older Adults', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 5, 1800. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051800

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Brookfield, K., Scott, I., Tinker, A., & Ward Thompson, C. (2020). Perspectives on "Novel" Techniques for Designing Age-Friendly Homes and Neighborhoods with Older Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), [1800]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051800

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Brookfield K, Scott I, Tinker A, Ward Thompson C. Perspectives on "Novel" Techniques for Designing Age-Friendly Homes and Neighborhoods with Older Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020 Mar 10;17(5). 1800. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051800

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Brookfield, Katherine ; Scott, Iain ; Tinker, Anthea ; Ward Thompson, Catharine. / Perspectives on "Novel" Techniques for Designing Age-Friendly Homes and Neighborhoods with Older Adults. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020 ; Vol. 17, No. 5.

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