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Urbanization and Ageing: Ageism, Inequality, and the Future of “Age-Friendly” Cities. / Phillipson, Christopher.

In: University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. 90, No. 2, 25.06.2021, p. 225-241.

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Phillipson, Christopher. / Urbanization and Ageing: Ageism, Inequality, and the Future of “Age-Friendly” Cities. In: University of Toronto Quarterly. 2021 ; Vol. 90, No. 2. pp. 225-241.

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