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L'Enfant, Pierre Charles
La Sarraz
labyrinthine (or labyrinthian)
Lady Metroland
Lagado
Lake Wobegon
lamella block
Lanark
Lanchester, Henry Vaughan
land
land assembly
Land Authority for Wales
land availability
land bank
Land Commission
Land Nationalisation Society
land raising
land reclamation
land use
land value taxation
land-take
land-use planning
landcover
landfill
landfill capacity
landfill gas
landfill site
landfill tax
landform
landmark
Lands Tribunal
landscape
landscape appraisal
landscape architect
landscape architecture
landscape assessment
landscape capacity
landscape character
landscape character type
landscape condition
landscape effects
landscape element
landscape evaluation
landscape factor
landscape feature
landscape framework
landscape gardening
Landscape Institute
landscape quality
landscape resource
landscape sensitivity
landscape upgrade
landscape value
landscaped gardens
landscaper
landscaping
landscapism
Landschaft
Landschaftsplan
Landschaftsraum
landscrape
landscraper
landshaft
landward town
lane
Langley, Batty
Language of Landscape, The
languages
Lansbury
Lansbury, George
Laparelli, Francesco
large scale voluntary transfer
large-lot zoning
Larkin, Philip
Larsson, Yugve
Lasdun, Denys (Sir)
latchkey child
latent defect
Latham Report
Latin Quarter
latti
Law, Sylvia
lawn
Laws of the Indies
lawyer
Layfield, Frank (Sir)
layout
layout structure
Le Bon, Gustave
Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret)
Le Waleys, Henry (Sir)
leachate
Leadville
League of American Wheelmen
leakage
leaky space
Learning from Las Vegas
lease and leaseback
lease guarantee
leasehold
Ledoux, Claude-Nicolas
Lee, Peter
Lefaivre, Liliane
Lefevbre, Henri
Left Bank (Rive Gauche)
LEG-UP
legibility
legible city
Lego
Leitch Report
Leonia
leprous
Lerup, Lars
less is more
Letchworth
Lethaby, William
LETS
level of service
levels of scale
Lever House
Lever, William Hesketh (Viscount Leverhulme)
leverage
Leverhulme, Viscount
Levittown
Lewis, David
Lewis, Sinclair
Lewis, Wyndham
leylandii
Libeskind, Daniel
LIBOR
Libria
Lichfield, Nathaniel
Life and Labour of the People in London
life-cycle analysis
life-cycle costing
lifestyle
lifetime home
lifetime neighbourhood
lifeworld
lifing
lift
Lifting the Burden
light
light pollution
light rail
Light, Francis
Light, William
Lighthouse, The
Lightmoor
lightning conductor
like-for-like
Lillington Gardens
Limits to Growth
Lindblom, Charles
line of steel
linear
linear (or lineal) city
linear void
link wilt
linkage
lip-sync architecture
lipstick on the face of the gorilla
Lipton, Stuart (Sir)
Lisa of Lambeth
Lisbon
listed building
listed building consent
listed building management guidelines
listed building purchase notice
listing
little Hitler
live edge
live-work space
liveable (also livable)
lived space
livelihood
Liverpool
Liverpool Housing Action Trust
living architecture
living centre
Living City, The
Living Faith in the City
Livingstone, Ken
lizzie tramp
llan
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch
Llano del Rio
Llaregyb
Llewellyn Park
LO
loan
loan:value ratio
lobscouse
local
Local Agenda 21
local area of special character
local centre
local design statement
local development framework
local distinctiveness
local enterprise company
Local Government Act 2000
local government ombudsman
local housing company
local list
local nature reserve
local neighbourhood renewal strategy
local open land
local park
local people
local plan
local planning authority
local road
local state
local strategic partnership
local transaction
local transport plan
localisation
localism
locality
locality budgeting
Location of Offices Bureau
location, location, location
lock
lock-up garage
lock-up shop
locking away jobs in filing cabinets
locus
loft
loft district
lofted house
Logue, Edward
Lomas Verdes
London
London and Westminster Improved
London cottage flat
London County Council
London Development Agency
London Orbital
London Overture, A
London Pigeon Wars, The
London Plan, The
London Symphony
London, Jack
Londonderry
lone ranger
long grid
long life, loose fit, low energy
Looking Backward
Loop, the
loops and lollipops
loose parts
Los Angeles
Lost Opportunity
lost river
lot
LOTS
Lou'
Loudon, John Claudius
Louis XIV
Lovelock, James
Lovin' Spoonfuls
low cost home ownership
low demand
low-cost market housing
low-density housing
low-emission zone
low-order shop
low-road building
Lowry, LS
Lubetkin, Berthold
lucky charm
ludic
Luftwaffe
LULU
lumpy investment
Lutyens, Edwin (Sir)
luxury
luxury laager
Luzhkov, Yuri
Lynch, Kevin
Lynchian analysis
Lyons, Eric
Löns, Hermann

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