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Rethinking the quality of urban environments : book review of ‘Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places’ by Nan Ellin

Abubakar, Aisha (2016) Rethinking the quality of urban environments : book review of ‘Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places’ by Nan Ellin. [Review]

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Professional and academic advancement regarding the special link we have with our spaces and its effects on our wellbeing has been a journey of advocacy and knowledge over past decades. The book 'Good Urbanism: Six steps to creating Prosperous places' by Nan Ellin not only sits in this cadre, but expands the debate by addressing head-on, the issue of people-place-prosperity.