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valuaction A combination of evaluation, feedback and decision, with an emphasis on action. Lawrence Halprin used the term in the 1960s to describe a technique of evaluating places and coordinating group activity (Sandoff, 1991).
veduta A painting or drawing of a town or city, from the Italian for 'view'. A verduta ideate is an imaginary view.
vedutista

An artist, such as canaletto and piranesi, who creates vedutas (veduti).

Venice of Ireland Cork. 'It's strange that Venice has never been called the Cork of Italy,' someone once quipped.
Venice of Provence L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence, France. The town stands beside numerous canals and branches of the River Sorgue. Originally it was an island surrounded by marshlands, which were drained by the construction of the canals. The town is also known as the Venice of the Comtat, after the region’s old name of Comtat Venaissin (the region was named after its former capital, Venasque).
vennel (Scotland and northern England) 1 A narrow lane. 2 A drain.
verticulture Vertical farming in specially constructed tall buildings.
via (Latin) A road. Ray Laurence (1999) notes that in the law of ancient Rome a road or via had to be wide enough to drive a wheeled vehicle along it. Compare actus, itus and semita.
via glara strata (Latin) A road surfaced with compacted gravel.
Via Praetoria One of the two main streets in a Roman military camp, at right angles to the Via Principia.
via privita (Latin) A private or estate road.
via publica (Latin) A public road, built at state expense (Laurence, 1999).
via silica strata (Latin) A road paved for the driving of carriages.
viae vicinales (Latin) Local roads, built and maintained by the local community.
visuacy visual literacy. The term was reported in Australia in 2008.

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There are only four kinds of artistic activity: fine art, music, poetry and ornamental pastry cooking, of which architecture is a minor branch.
Berthold Lubetkin

   
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