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Mayors' Institute on City Design

City Design Glossary

The City Design Glossary is a collection of the most commonly-used words in the fields of urban planning, design, and architecture. Featuring over 100 terms from “acessible” to “zoning”, this resource helps prepare readers for engaging conversations about city design.

The glossary was compiled by the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in cooperation with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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