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Wagner, Martin
Wakefield, Edward Gibbon
Walden
Wales, Prince of
walk band
walk-up
walkability
walkable neighbourhood
walkabout
Walker, Peter (Lord Walker)
walkers
walking
walking bus
walking city
Walking City
walking distance
walking-friendly
walking-talker
Walkman
walkover survey
walled development
Walled Towns
wally
wally close
Walnut Whip
ward
Ward, Colin
warrant
waste
waste stream
watercourse
Waterloo, Stanley
watershed
way-finding
We
wealth creation
Webb, Mike
Webber, Melvin
wedding cake
weedjie
weighting and scoring
weightless economy
Weill, Kurt
Weir, Peter
Weissenhof estate
Well Hall
Weller Streets Housing Cooperative
Wells, HG
Welsh Development Agency
Welsh Historic Monuments Agency
Welsh, Irvine
Welshness
Weltstadt
Welwyn Garden City
wen
west end
West Side Story
wetland
Wheatley Act
whistling
Whitby, Mark
White City
white flight (also white exodus)
white gloves
white land
white paper
white shoe brigade
white van man
Whiteways
whole-life costing
wholism
Whyte, William H 'Holly'
wic
widened
widow cleansing
Wiener, Norbert
wilderness
Willebrand, IP
Williams-Ellis, Clough
Williamsburg
Willian
willingness-to-engage
Willis Faber Dumas building
Willmott, Peter
Wilson, James
WIMBY!
Wind Singer, The
wind tunnel
windae-hinger
windfall
windfall site
window-dominated architecture
Windrush
Windscale inquiry
windscreen survey
Windy City (also Big Wind and Big Windy)
Wine City
winner-takes-all society
wino
wipeout
wirescape
Wirth, Louis
Wisconsin Phalanx
Wohnbaufläche
Wohnfolgeeinrichtungen
Wohngebiet
Wohnung
women
Womersley, Lewis
won't-go area
Wood, John, the Elder
Wood, John, the Younger
Woodward, Augustus B (Judge)
woolly back
woonerf
Woop Woop
Wordsworth, William
work
workable
Workers' City
working kitchen
working with the grain
Working with Towns and Cities Initiative
workmen's fares
workplace parking levy
Workshop of the Empire/the World
workshopper
world citadel
world city
world heritage site
world in one city, the
World Society of Ekistics
World Squares for All
World Trade Center
World Wide Web
worldscape
worm's-eye view
worsenment
Wotton, Sir Henry
wow factor
wrapping
wrapping paper architecture
Wren, Christopher (Sir)
Wrenaissance
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Wright, Henry
Wright, Will
written representation
Wunderwaffe
Wurster, Catherine Bauer
wynd
Wyndham, John
Wythenshawe

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Richard Sennett on graffiti

   
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