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a-schematic
A-Town
A-Z
Aalborg Charter
abandoned city
Abbess of Chicago
Abbey of Thélème
ABC community
ABC principle
Abercrombie, Patrick (Sir)
ableist design
abutter
abyss, the
Acacia
accent
access
access audit
access control
access management
access statement
accessibility
accessible housing
accessory apartment
accessory dwelling unit
accessory use
accident
accommodation schedule
accommodation works
accompanied journey
ACE
achieve
Ackerman, F Lee
acquiring authority
Action for Cities
action plan
action planning
action research
Active Communities Development Fund
Active Communities Unit
active community exemption
active engagement
active water feature
activity mapping
activity node
activity spine
actor
Adam, Robert
Adams, Douglas
Adams, Thomas
adaptability
adaption
adaptive plan
Addams, Jane
Addison Act
Addison, Christopher
additionality
address
address street
adjacency
adobe
Adshead, Stanley
advertisement
advocacy planning
aedile
aerial differentiation
aerotropolis
AESOP
aesthetic
aesthetic control
affordable housing
affordable public transport
After London
age of greed, the
age-value
ageing (also aging)
agency
agglomeration
agglomération
aggregates
aging in place
Aglaura
agora
agreement for sale
agri-environment scheme
agribusiness
agricultural belt
Ahwanhee principles
air rights
air space
air-rights building
Akroyd, Colonel Edward
Akroydon
alabaster cities
Albany Mall
Albert Square
Albertopolis
Alconbury
Aldis, Owen
Alexander, Christopher
Alexandra Road
Alexandria
alienation
Alifbay
alignement
Allee
allee
allée
Allen, Augustus
alley
alleygating
allotment
Almere
Alseopolis
Alsop, Will
alternative
alternative dispute resolution
alternative energy
Alton Estate
Altruria
Alva and Irva
ambient noise
amelioration
ameliorative plan
aménagement de ville
aménagement du territoire
amenity
amenity green space
amenity lighting
American Beauty
American City Planning Institute
American grid
American Planning Association
Amos, Francis (Jim)
Amourot
amusement centre
analytic hierarchy process
anarchitecture
anarchy
anastylosis
anatemoplanset
anchor
ancient monument
And how much for your grandmother?
Anderson, Sherwood
Andreae, Johann Valentin
Angel effect
animated space
animateur
Ankh-Morpork
Annan, Thomas
annexation
annular city
anonymity
Anson, Brian
anthropogenic
anthropogeography
anthropos
anti-city
anti-fascist defence wall
anti-landscaping
anti-monument
anti-place
anti-snob law
anti-social behaviour
anti-social behaviour order
Anti-Uglies
anti-urbanism
anytown
anywhere development
Apache land
apart-hotel
apartheid planning
apartment
Apollo Pavilion
Apology for the Builder, An
appeal
appearance
applied social art
applied sociology
appreciative inquiry
appropriate
approved development programme
arab
Aramanth
arcade
Arcades Project, The
Arcadia
arcadian
archaeological priority zone
archaeological remains
archaeology
archi:tekt
Archigram
architect
architect-designed
architect-planner
architective
architectonic
architectural
architectural (also environmental) possibilism
architectural (also environmental) probabilism
architectural designer
architectural determinism
architectural liaison officer
architectural style
architectural technologist
architectural workshop
architectural zoo
architecture
architecture and planning centre
architecture for speed-reading
architecture intérieure des villes
architecture of silence, the
arcology
Arcosanti
area
area appraisal
area at risk from flooding
area committee
area development framework
area improvement
area investment framework
area man
area of outstanding natural beauty
area of special advertisement control
area of special scientific interest
area variance
areaway
arisings
Arkwright, Richard (Sir)
arm's length management organisation
Armadillo, The
Armageddon
armature
Arndale Centre
Arnstein's ladder
around the way
arrondissement
art deco
arterial road
Article 4 direction
articulate
articulation
artificer
artist in demolition
Artists' Plan
Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings Act 1875
arts and crafts
arts, culture and entertainment
Arup, Ove (Sir)
asbestos
Asbury, Herbert
Ashfield, Lord
ashlar
aspatial community of interest
aspect
asphalt
asphalt literature
aspirational space
aspirational target
Assault on Precinct 13
assemblage
asset base
asset sale
asset-based development
assimilation
assimilative capacity
Assist
assisted area
Association of London Government
assured tenancy
asylum-without-walls
at least it's not Basildon
at sixes and sevens
at-grade junction
Atget, Eugène
Athens
Athens Charter
Athens of the North
Atlantis
atrium
audit
Auld Reekie
aural privacy
Aurelius, Marcus
Auspasia
Austin, Alice Constance
autarkic
autarky
authenticity
autobarn
automobile city
autonomous house
autonomy
Autopia
autopia
autoport
autoroute
available
ave
avenue
avenue office building
Avenue, The
Averlino, Antonio
Avola
award-winning
awareness space
awareness-raising day
away
axial map
axial plan
axiality
axis

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