The weekly urban word is a free service provided by Urban Design Skills. From a selection of words in The Dictionary of Urbanism or its online supplement, we send you a weekly urban word along with its entry. The Dictionary of Urbanism is a comprehensive and often irreverent reference for everyone whose business or passion is cities. It defines and explains almost every word or phrase that a councillor, developer, built environment professional, community activist or urban explorer is likely to hear or read.
Written by Rob Cowan and illustrated by Lucinda Rogers, the 500-page dictionary has been hailed as the standard reference on urban design, planning, regeneration and the culture of cities.