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R

race
race-coded street
Rachmanism
racism
Radburn layout
radiance
radiant garden city
rail booster
railroad
railway
railway bonus
railway mania
railway prose
railway station
railway suburb
raised crosswalk
Raleigh, Walter (Sir)
Ramapo system
Rand-McNally building, Chicago
Randstad
rank-size rule
rap
rape methyl ester
rapid transit
Rastrelli, Bartolomeo
rat run
rat runner
ratchet basis
rational nexus
rational planning
rationalism
rats
Rats, Posts and Other Pests
rattler
Raumordnung
Raumplanung
Rawls, John
raze and rise
re-image
re-patterning
re-position
Re:urbanism
reactive planning
read
Reader for Those who Live in Cities
real estate
real property
realo
realtor
rear-view marketing
reason
reasoned justification
rebirth
rebrand
receiver site
recentralisation
receptor
Reclaim the Streets
reconquered city
reconstruction
recourse
recycled land
recycling
Red City of the Planet of Communism
red flag
red line
red sneaker route
Redburn
Redcliffe-Maud Report
redevelopment
redlining
reductionism
redways
reed bed
reek
reekie
Rees Jeffreys, William
referencing
refurbish
refurbishment
regenbabble
regeneration
regeneration centre
regeneration practitioner
regenerator
regenspeak
Regent's Park
regime theory
region
région
regional centre of excellence
regional chamber
regional city
regional development agency
regional economic planning councils
regional observatory
regional park
regional planning
Regional Planning Association of America
regional planning guidance
regional selective assistance
regional shopping centre
regional spatial strategy
Regional Survey Association
regional transport strategy
regional/local planning
regional/urban design assistance team
regioncity
registered place
registered social landlord
regulating plan (or map)
rehabilitation
Reichmann, Paul
Reichow, Hans Bernhard
Reihenhaus
Reilly green
Reilly, Charles (Sir)
Reiss, Richard
Reith, John (Sir) (Lord Reith)
relict feature
relief
reluctant suburb
remediate
remediation statement
remnant
remote parking
removable
removal
renaissance
Renaissance town
renewal
renewal area
rent gap
rental void
repeated applications
replat
repletion
repletive absorption
replication
reporter
representative democracy
representativeness
Repton, Humphry
res publica
rescue archaeology
reservation
reserved matters
resident services organisation
residential density
residential differentiation
residential suburb
residual analysis
residual valuation
residualisation
resort town
resource centre
resource flow analysis
resource(s)
respond
Responsive Environments
restauration
restoration
restrictive covenant
retail
retail anthropologist
retail mall
retail offer
retail park
retail warehouse
retail warehouse club (or discount club)
retail-led regeneration project
retail-led urban quarter
retirement community
retro design
retro-modern
retro-momo
retrofit
retrolutionary
reurbanism
revamp
revealed preference
reverse commuting
revitalisation
revivance
Reykavik of the South
rez
rezoning
ribbon development
ribbon of settlement
ribbon park
Richardson, Benjamin (Sir)
Richmond Riverside
richness
Ricoeur, Paul
ridesharing
Ridley, Nicholas
Riegl, Alois
Right Bank (Rive Droite)
right livelihood
Right Livelihood Award
right to bide
right to buy
right to light
right to roam
right to the city
rights
ring city
ring road
Ringstrasse
Ringway One
riot
riparian corridor
Rippon, Geoffrey (Sir)
rising market
risk
River City
rivers of blood
rizzi
road
road capacity
road closure
road hierarchy
road kid
road passenger
road pricing
Road to Wigan Pier, The
road traffic
road train
road transport
road warrior
roadbed
roadman
roadmap
roadside urbanism
Roadtown
roadway
Roberts, Henry
Robinson, Charles Mulford
Robopolis
Rochdale pioneers
Rock, David
Rockefeller, Nelson
Roe Green Village
Roebling
Rogers, Richard (Sir) (Lord Rogers of Riverside)
rolling back the state
rolling out the wallpaper
Romorantin
Ronan Point
rond-point
rookery
room
room and kitchen
rosebay willow herb
Roseland
Rosewell
Roskill Commission
Rossi, Aldo
Rossi, Karl Ivanovich
rotary
Rothman, Benny
Rotten Apple
Rotunda, the
rough sleeper
rough sleeper unit
Round City
round-table workshop
roundabout
Rousification
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
route
Route 66
route corridor
route national
routecheck
routine activity theory
row house
Rowe, Colin
Rowntree, Benjamin Seebohm
Rowntree, Joseph
Rows, The
Royal Commission on the Housing of the Working Classes
Royal Festival Hall
Royal Fine Art Commission
Royal mile
Royal Mile, The
Royal Town Planning Institute
RUDAT
ruderal ecology
rue
rue-corridor
ruelle
ruif
ruimtelijke ontwikkeling
Ruined City, The
Ruined City, The
Ruinen lust
rumble strip
Rummidge
Runcie, Robert
rundown
Rupert the Bear
rural
rural belt
rural buffer
rural city
rural connection
rural fringe
rural planning
rural proofing
rural/urban fringe (also rurban fringe)
rurban
Rurisville
rus in urbe
Rush City
Ruskin, John
Russell Sage Foundation
Russell, Bertrand (Lord Russell)
rustication

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Feng is correctly translated as ‘sense’ and shui means ‘more money than’.
Victor Lewis-Smith

   
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