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quantum A measurable quantity, particularly of development. Examples: 'You must define the density and quantum of development you propose for the site'; 'Density is a quantum that can be expressed in many different ways.'
quartermaster A person employed to patrol an urban quarter. The US term was used in the UK in 2003 in relation to proposals to redevelop part of Liverpool city centre.

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Cities could be regarded as the archaeological remains of a civilisation that ought to have died when gizmos came in.
Reyner Banham

   
illustration from the Dictionary of Urbanism