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There are almost 7,000 detailed definitions in the published edition of The Dictionary of Urbanism. Browse the complete list by initial letter:

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V

vacation land
vagrant
Valadier, Giuseppe
Valdrada
valley section
Valleys Initiative
valuation
value
valued environment
values
vandalism
Vandreuil
Vanity Fair
Varanasi
variance
vasectomy zoning
Vauix-en-Velin
Vaux, Calvert
Vectra man
vegetarianism
vehicle
vehicle kilometre
velodrome
Venice Charter
Venice of the North
vennel
Venturi, Robert
Vergara, Camilo
Verkehr
Verkehrsberuhigung
Verkehrsentwicklungsplan
Verkehrsmittelwahl
vernacular
vertex
vertical city
vertical cooperation
vertical garden city
vertical integration
vertical kerb/curb
vertical mixed uses
vertical rhythm
vertical town
vertical urban design
vet, vigilance, verify
via principalis
viability
vibrancy
vibrant
vice
victim
Victoria
Victorian
Victorian Society
view
view (also viewing) corridor
view cone
view-shed
Vigo, Jean
Vila Piloto
Vila Real de Santo António
villa
villadom
village
village appraisal
village center
village design statement
Village of Tomorrow, The
village urbain
Village, The
villas do Domingo
ville
ville nouvelle
ville-dortoir
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emanuel
virgin aggregates
virtual community
virtual skyscraper
visibility
visibility map
vision
Vision for London
Vision of Britain, A
visioning
visitable housing
vista
vista-stopper
visual appropriateness
visual clutter
visual envelope
visual literacy
visual logic
visual plan
visual pollution
visual preference survey
visual scope
visualisation
visually sensitive area
Vital Villages
vitality and viability
Vitruvius (Marcus Vitruvius Pollio)
VIVA
Vivat Ware
vivendo discimus
vocal local
voice of the site
void
void for vagueness
void space
void-filling
voisinage
volatile region
voluntary environmental agreement
von Harbou, Thea
Vorsorgeprinzip
Vorstadt
Voysey, CFA
Vällingby

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Brian Hatton

   
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