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P

pacer architecture
package deal
PAG report
Page, Thomas
Paisley screwdriver
palaeotechnic age
palimpsest
Palmanova
Palumbo, Peter (Lord Palumbo)
PAN
panellised home
panhandle
panhandler
panopticon
Paolo Lins
paper architecture
paper chase
Papworth, John Buonarotti
Parable of the Sower
parachute
parade
paradigm
paradigm shift
Paradise Moscow
Paragon, The
parallel lives
parallel parking
paranoiaburbia
Parc de la Villette
parcel
parcelisation (also parcellation)
parent plot
pargeting
pariah city
Paris II
Paris of the Amazon
Paris of the East
parish council
parish mapping
park
park and fly
park and glide
park and ride
park and sweat
park belt
Park, Robert
park-once environment
Parker Morris
Parker, Barry
parking ratio
parking standard
parkway
parlour
parochialism
partial uncertainty
participation
participation exercise
participatory appraisal
participatory democracy
partnership
partnership arrangement
Partnership Investment Programme
party
party's over, the
Pasmore, Victor
passage
passeggiatta
passenger car unit
passenger interchange
passenger transport authority
passive engagement
passive solar gain
passive surveillance (or supervision)
pastiche
pasticheur
path
pathiopolis
patron
Patten, Chris
patter
pattern book
pattern language
pavement
pavement line
pavilion building
Pavillon de l'Arsenal
Paxton, Joseph (Sir)
paying for growth
pea-souper
Peabody Trust
peace wall
Peacock, Thomas Love
pearl
Pearl Delta Supercity
Pearl of the Orient
Pearson, Charles
pebbledash
pebbledash people
pedestrian
pedestrian audit
pedestrian continuity
pedestrian crossing
pedestrian culture
pedestrian environment
pedestrian flow
pedestrian guardrail
pedestrian network diagram
pedestrian spine
pedestrian strategy
pedestrianisation
pedshed
pedway
Peets, Elbert
pencil
pend
penetrate
penetration
Penn, William
pentref
people come where people are
People of the Abyss, The
people policy
people power
people-based planning
people-friendly
people-oriented services
peopling
Peoria, Illinois
Pepler, George (Sir)
pepper-pot
per cent for art
perceived height
perceived space
percentage for participation
perception
perceptual plane
Perec, Georges
performance criterion
Pergamon
peri-urban
perimeter block
Perinthia
peripheral estate
périphérique
periphery
Perle
permanences
permeability
permeable
permitted development
permitted parking regulations
perpetual night syndrome
Perry, Clarence
person-friendly
personal distance
personalisation
personification
perspective
Peter
Peterborough
Peterloo Massacre
petrol-head
Petronas Towers
Pevsner, Nikolaus (Sir)
peyzazh
phalanstery
phasing
Philadelphia
philanthropy at five per cent
photochemical smog
photomontage
photovoltaics
physical environment
physical exclusion
physical planning
physicalist
Piacentini, Marcello
piano nobile
Pick, Frank
pigeon
Piggly Wiggly
Pilgrim, Mr
piloti
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
piranesiesque
pitch
Pitsville
Pittsville
Pittville
placation
place
place management
place manager
place marketing
place, work, folk
place-based planning
place-making
place-making dividend
place-sense
placecheck
placelessness
placemaking
plainstones
plan
Plan des Artistes
plan evaluation
Plan Voisin
plan, monitor and manage
plan-led system
plan-making
planes of Id
planetism
planification
planimeter
planned community
planned congestion
planned neighborhood development
planned unit development
planned unit development
planner
planners' architecture
planning
Planning Advisory Group
planning aid
planning appeal
planning approval
planning balance sheet
planning blight
planning brief
planning by the rules
Planning Charter, The
planning committee
planning condition
planning consent
planning consultant
Planning for Real
Planning for the Future
Planning Front
planning gain
planning inks
planning inquiry
planning inspector
planning lawyer
planning obligation
planning obligations
planning officer's Georgian
planning out crime
planning permission
Planning Policy Guidance notes
planning scheme
planning system
Planning-Programming-Budgeting Systems
plansmith
planted town
plantscaping
Planung
Planungspflicht
plat
Plat of the City of Zion
Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth
Platz
playscape
plaza
Pleasantville
plot
plot holder
plot ratio
plot width
plotland
plug-and-play community
plug-in city
plumb
pocket ghetto
pod
poet
poetry
Pogatschnig, Giuseppe
point block
Pointe Gourde principle
Pol Pot planning
polari
pôle de développement
polis
polite
polite architecture
politogenics
polluting development
pollution
Polomint City
polycentric (also polynuclear and polynucleated)
polycentricity
polycentrisme
polychronic space
polygon
Polygon, The
polynuclear field theory
Pombal, Marquis of
POMO
Pompey
Pompidou Centre
Pontifex Maximus
Pontypandy
Pooleyville
poor
Pooter, Charles
pop architecture
popular planning
porridge
Porridge Town
Port Sunlight
Port, Leo
Porter, Dame Shirley
Portland cement
Portland, Oregon
Portmeirion
positive covenant
positive parochialism
positive site
positive space
post-fordism
post-historic man
post-industrial society
post-occupancy analysis
post-suburban development
post-taylorism
post-urbanism
postcode snobbery
Postman Pat
postmetropolis
postmodern
postmodern (also post-modern) architecture
postmodern global metropolis
postmodernism
postsuburban metropolis
postsuburbia
Potemkin village
Potter, Harry
Pottersville
Poulson, John
Pound, Ezra
Poundbury
poverty
poverty line
Poverty: a study of town life
Powell and Moya
powergram
prairie planning
prairie style
pre-architecture
pre-industrial city
pre-let
pre-med
precautionary principle
precinct
precinctisation
predict and provide
prefab
preferred coastal conservation zone
preferred industrial location
preliminary development review ordinance
Prescott, John
present value of benefits
present value of cost
presented in immaculate condition
preservation
preserve or enhance
preserved in aspic
prestigious
Preston, Barbara
preventer
previously developed land
Price, Frank
primary group
primary housing cooperative
primary seating
Prince Albert
Prince of Wales
Prince's Foundation
Principles and Practice of Town and Country Planning
prior demolition
priority area
priority estate
Prisoner, The
Pritchard, Jack
private affluence, public squalor
privatisation
privatism
privatopia
privet
Privet Drive
proactive planning
probable sunlight hours
problem estate
problem family
procedural planning theory
process planning
procurement
producer-driven industry
profession
professional generalist
professional institute
profit erosion
programme authority
programming plan
progression programme
project
project appraisal
project execution plan
project finance
Project for Public Spaces
project management
projection
promenade
promenader
property
property agent
property appraisal
property developer
property finance
property investment company
property management
property rights movement
property speculator
property trading company
propinquity
proportion
proposals map
prose
prospect
Prospect Hill
prostitution
protect
protection
Protopopov, Dmitrii
provider
Proving-Ground for World Destruction
provision
provision-led project
provost
proxemics
proximity principle
Prozorovka
Pruitt-Igoe
PSSHAK (Primary System Support Housing Assembly Kit)
psychogeography
Psychoville
public
public art
public distance
public domain
public goods
public inquiry
public interest
public meeting
public open space
public participation
public realm
public sector
public space
public sphere
public time
public transport
public transport acceptability
public transport accessibility
public transport availability
public transport environment
public urbanism
public way
public/private interface
pucka (also pukka)
Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore
Pullman
pulse
pump-priming
purchase
purchase notice
Purdom, CB
pure planner
purified community
Purley
Purse-Seine, The
put option
Putnam, Robert D

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