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accessory dwelling

activity center

affordable housing

allotment garden

appropriate technology

aquaponics

architecture

automobile dependency

autonomous building

autonomous vehicle

bedroom community (see commuter town)

best practices

bicycle parking

bicycle registration

bicycle-friendly

big data

bike box

bike carrier

bike path

bike sharing

bikeway

bioretention

bollard

box bike (see cargo bike)

brownfield land

brownfield status

buffered bike lane

building envelope

build out

built environment

bus lane

bus rapid transit

busway

bylaw

California Green Building initiative

capital investment

carbon-neutral

car-free cities

car-free zone

cargo bike

carpooling

charrette

city center

civic engagement

clean energy

Climate Change

cloud-based

co-housing

commercial area

commune

community garden

community land trust

commuter rail

commuter town

complete streets

condominium (also known as condo)

contraflow bike lane

congestion pricing

congregate housing

connectivity

construction

cool pavements

co-operative housing

crowdsourcing

curb extension

cutoff luminaires

cycling infrastructure

decibel

demographics

densification

density

development footprint

digital native

displacement

disposal

distribution center

dwelling unit

eco-mobility

economic development

economic growth

economic restructuring

edge city

electric vehicle

electric vehicle charging station

environmental justice

environmental racism

environmental restoration

ethical consumerism

expressway

exurb

floor area ratio

food desert

food oasis

food swamp

foreclosure crisis

Freeganism

freeway

fused grid

gentrification

geotagging

geothermal

ghetto

grassroots

green belt

green building

green construction

green retrofit

green roof

green transportation

green wall

greenfield land

greenfield status

greenway

greywater

guerrilla urbanism

heat island effect

heritage preservation

high-rise residential building

high speed rail

historic preservation

home zone

homelessness

housing crisis

housing vouchers

human-scaled

hybrid vehicle

hydroponics

inclusionary zoning

industrial design

industrial zone

infill

infographic

infrastructure

intercity rail

interdisciplinary

interim design

intersectional

land recycling

land swap

land use

land value tax

landlord licensing

landscape architecture

landscape design

landscape urbanism

laneway house

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

light rail

linear city

linear park

livable streets

low-density zoning

low-impact development

low-income

low-rise residential building

mansionization

McMansion

megacity

megalopolis

mixed-use development

mobility

modular building

modular home

mortgage discrimination

multi-family residential building (also known as multi-residential building)

municipal bond

naked streets

New Pedestrianism

New Urbanism

NIMBY

noise pollution

open data

organic waste

paratransit

parkland

parklet

passive house

pedestrian

pedestrian village

permaculture

permeable paving

placemaking

planned community

planning (see urban planning)

plaza

policy wonk

policymaker

pop-up

porous paving

prefabricated home

preservation development

property developer

protected bike lane

protected intersection

public investment

public policy

public realm

rapid transit

real estate development

recycling

redeployable housing

redevelopment

redlining

regional planning

renewable energy

rent control

right-to-housing

residential area

residential density

residential hotel

residential segregation

restrictive zoning

rezoning

ride sharing

roof garden

Rust Belt

self-build housing

severance (land)

shared housing

shared lane markings

shared space

sharing economy

sidepath

simple living

site planning

slum

smart city

smart growth

speed bump

social housing

solid waste

sprawl

stakeholders

stormwater management

street furniture

streetcar

streetscape

strip mall

subdivision (land)

suburbanization

suburbs

sub-prime mortgage

sustainability

sustainable architecture

sustainable change

sustainable cities

sustainable transportation

tactical urbanism

temporary housing

terraced housing

tiny house movement

traditional neighborhood structure

traffic calming

traffic congestion

traffic reduction

transect

transit

transition town

transitional housing

transit-oriented development

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

unincorporated area

urban agriculture

urban decay

urban design

urban greenhouse

urban open space

urban planning

urban prairie

urban renaissance

urban village

urbanism

value capture

Vancouverism

walkability

walkable

walking audit

waste diversion

water conservation

wayfinding

white flight

WikiHouse

xeriscaping

YIMBY

zoning