Green space, soundscape and urban sustainability: an interdisciplinary, empirical study

@article{Irvine2009GreenSS,
  title={Green space, soundscape and urban sustainability: an interdisciplinary, empirical study},
  author={Katherine N. Irvine and Patrick Devine-Wright and Sarah R. Payne and Richard A. Fuller and B. Painter and Kevin J. Gaston},
  journal={Local Environment},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={155 - 172}
}
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