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D

D word, the
da Vinci, Leonardo
Dalton, Nick
Daly, Herman
DAMPFISHES
Dancing in the Street
dangerous classes
Darbishire, Henry
dark design
dark green
dark Satanic mills
DATAR
David's City
Davidoff, Paul
Dawley
Day of the Triffids, The
day tripper
daylight
daylight indicators
Dayton, Ohio
De Carlo, Giancarlo
De Chirico
De Mandeville, Bernard
De Nerval, Gérard
De Redver
De Sanctis, Francesco
De Vauban, Sébastien Le Prestre
De Voland, Franz
de-bantustan
de-designation
de-listing
de-urbanisation
de-zoning
dead architecture
Dead Cities
dead-end street
deadweight
Dean Clough Mills
Dean of Guild rules
Dean's December, The
death
death by consultation
death of distance, the
Debord, Guy
debris surge (also storm)
debt security
decanting
decentralisation
decentralised concentration
decentrists
deceptively spacious
decide
deck access
Deckard, Rick
Declaration of Bruges
decocity
deconcentration
deconstruction
decorated shed
decriminalised parking enforcement
deemed planning permission
deep green
deep plan
Deeplish Study
Défense, La
defensible space
deficit financing
definition
definitive map
deformed grid
degradation
deindustrialisation
Deinocrates
Delaney, Alan
Delbene, Bartolommeo
delegated power
deleterious material
delf
Delft model
delight
delight detector
delight rating
Delirious New York
delivery
delivery architect
delivery mechanism (or structure)
delivery plan
delivery room
Delouvrier, Paul
Deltametropolis
demand-responsive transport
dematerialise
Democracity
democracy
democratic
demography
demonstration cities
demunicipalisation
dendritic layout
densification
density
density bonus
density pyramid
Dent, Arthur
Denton, Daniel
Denver boot
Department of the Environment
depressed area
Depression City
deprivation
deprofessionalise
depth
deregulation
derelict
derelict land
derivative plot
dérive
dero
derry
Derry
desertification
design
design advisory panel
design and build
design audit
design brief
design chain
design champion
design code
design coordinator
design day
design dividend
design for disassembly
design game
design guidance
design guide
Design in Town and Village
design plan
design policy
design principle
design professional
design quality indicator
design standards
design statement
design workshop
design-blind
design-fed regeneration
design-led development (or regeneration)
design-led planning
designate
designer
designer region
desire line
desk study
Despina
destruction
Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
desuburbanisation
detached town garden
detailed master plan
detailed planning application
deteriorate
determinism
DETR
detrimental to amenity
Detroit
Detroitism
detrunk
developable
developer's brief
developer's fit-out
developing corporation
development
development appraisal
development brief
development capital
development charge
development control
Development Control Charter, The
development corporation
development form
development framework
development parcel
development period
development plan
development planner
development rights
development team
development trust
development value
Di Giorgio, Francesco
diabetes
diagnosis, design and development
diagnostic survey
Diagon Alley
diagonal diverter
dialogue
dialogue research
Diary of a Nobody, The
Diaspar
diaspora city
Dick Whittington syndrome
Dick, Philip K
Dickensian
Dictionopolis
Dido Building Carthage
diffusion theory
dig and dump
digital city
Digitopolis
diktat
dilapidated
dilapidation
dilapidations
Dilworth, Richardson K
dinas
dingbat
dinky
directional differentiation
disability
disadvantage
disadvantaged
Disappeared
Disappearing City, The
discharge
discontinuance order
discretion
disencumber
disfigured city
disjointed incrementalism
Disney Corporation
Disney World
Disney, Walter (Walt)
disneyfication
Disneyland
dispersal
dispersalist
dispersed high density
displacement
disposable
disposition
dispute resolution professional
Disraeli, Benjamin (Earl of Beaconsfield)
dissociation
distance-decay effect
distanciation
distinctive
distributor road
district
district centre
district park
disturbance payment
disurbanisation
Disurbanisers, The
disurbanism
disurbia
diversity
diverter
divide
Dixon of Dock Green
Dobry Report
Dobson, John
Docklands light railway
dockney
DoCoMoMo
dog fouling
dog's breakfast
Dom-Ino
Dome
Domesday Book
don't worry, you won't know we were there
donut effect
doomwatcher
doors open day
doorstep green
Doppelhaus
Dorf
dormitory suburb
dormitory town or village
dorsale
doss
doss house
dosser
double
double coding
double decanting
double-yolk city region
doughnut (or donut) effect
doughnut city
Dover
Dower Report
Down and Out in Paris and London
down-and-out
downdraught
Downing, Andrew Jackson
downside risk
downstream
downtown
Downtown
downzoning
dowry
Doxiadis, Constantinos
drag
Drag City
drama
Drancy
draw area
drawing
Drayneflete
dream sketch
dreamscape
dress sense
Dreyfuss, Henry
driveable (also drivable)
Drop City
drop lock loan
dropped housing estate
dropped kerb/curb
drowned worm
dual city
Duany Plater-Zyberk
Duany, Andres
Dubelir, Grigorii
duck
Dulburb
Dullborough
dullsville
Dullsville
Dulston
dumbbell interchange
dumbbell plan
Dumills, the
dummerer
dump the chintz
duplex
Durand, Jean-Nicolas-Louis
dymaxion
dystopia
Dzerzhinsk

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