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gaff 1 A person's home or patch. 2 (nineteenth century) A venue for the lowest forms of public entertainment.
gallery 1 A roofed walkway (particularly on the wall of a building, with columns or arches on the outer side). 2 A room, building or institution where works of art are displayed.
generative collaboration Teamwork.
geo-engineering 1 Engineering on a world-wide scale to reduce the effects of global warming and climate change. 2 Designing structures such as roads and tunnels through combining the methods of engineering with those of the geological sciences.
ghetto bird (US) A police helicopter.
ghetto-blaster 1 A large transistor radio for outside use, often carried on the shoulder. The term boom-box has sometimes been used as a supposedly non-stigmatising synonym. brixton briefcase is a variant from London. 2 The poet Benjamin Zephariah uses the phrase in his 2003 poem 'Bought and Sold' to refer to an outspoken poet from a ghetto.
ghostburb A suburb that has been abandoned due to changed conditions, such as increased travel costs.
Glesga kiss A Glasgow term for a head-butt. A Glesga nod is the same. Elsewhere the assault is named after other supposedly rough towns including kirkby, near Liverpool.
go down the street (also go up the street) (Australia) To go shopping.
Goad map 1 A large-scale plan of the business centre of a town identifying individual retail and business units. 2 A map created by the Charles E Goad Company.
Goad, Charles E (d1910) Mapmaker and civil engineer. Goad established his map-making company in Montreal, Canada, in 1875, specialising in detailed street maps for the inner areas of cities, particular for fire insurance companies. The company was later active in Toronto, Ontario and London. Goad's maps cover the industrial areas of more than 100 towns and cities in the UK.
Gotham City

The fictional setting of the Batman comic adventures. Compare batmania.

grade 1 The surface of the ground. 2 (or gradient) The slope along a length of road, track or other surface.
gravitas A sense of purpose. This, unusually, was one of the traits that a 2003 Croydon Council recruitment advertisement said that the council was looking for in its new 'head of planning control'.
Great Victorian Way A 16-mile long, glass arcade around London, proposed in 1865 by joseph paxton.
green dividend The opportunity, created by the practice of building more intensive and dense development, to provide green spaces that are, although perhaps small, of a higher quality than might otherwise have been likely.
green energy Energy created with a relatively low impact on the environment, often through the use of non-renewable resources. Which means of producing energy qualify for this is a matter of opinion: in 2008 Roland Pofalla, general secretary of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union, referred to nuclear power as ‘green energy’.
green wave A sequence of traffic lights set at green to reduce the number of times vehicles have to stop on a specific route.
guerrilla gig An informal rock concert performed outdoors in a public space (or occasionally in a building), officially unannounced and without charge. People attend after hearing about it on the grapevine. The term seems to date from 2003.
Guggenheim effect The same as the bilbao effect, named after Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum.
guideway A continuous series of beams forming a track for monorail trains. Also called a beamway.
Gummerís Law The nickname of a measure introduced by john gummer in 1997, making it easier for planning permission to be granted to new country houses of 'exceptional quality'. The advice was reworded in 2004 to say that 'very occasionally the exceptional quality and innovative nature' of the 'truly outstanding and ground-breaking' design of a proposed isolated house might justify granting it planning permission.

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Rem Koolhaas

   
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