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handicapped parking

One or more spaces designated for physically handicapped persons, requiring special design and dimensions.

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sanitary sewer

An underground pipe or drain used to carry off waste matter.

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metropolitan area or region

The area over which a city exerts a dominant economic influence.

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macroclimate

The general climate of a large geographical area.

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parameter

A determining factor or characteristic.

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covenant

A deed restriction which regulates land use, construction materials, appearance, or aesthetic qualities of an area.

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alley

Any public way or thoroughfare 10 to 16 feet in width which has been dedicated or deeded to the public for public use.

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atrium

An inner court open to the sky, but surrounded by a roof.

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duomo

A dome, hence often called a cathedral.

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loop street

A minor street which starts at a major street, extends in a curvilinear fashion for a short distance, and then returns to the major street.

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edges

Lynch's term for linear elements which separate regions and which are not paths.

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site planning

Designing the external physical environment in which buildings and structures are placed.

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archetype

An original model after which something is patterned; a prototype.

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proxemics

The study of human perception of space and environment, including how the use of space relates to environmental and cultural factors.

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congruity

The quality in a design of being appropriate, harmonious, or exhibiting an agreeable arrangement of parts.

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behavior setting

The unique characteristics of a place which relate to a specific behavior or a particular activity.

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voussoirs

Wedge-shaped blocks used to form an arch or vault.

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eclectic

Referring to a design that derives from a wide range of diverse sources or influences.

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linkages

Relationships between activities characterized by frequent interaction.

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sector theory

A theory of urban development which assumes that land uses tend to be arranged in sectors or pie-shaped wedges radiating from the center of the city.

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encroachment

The extension of a building into the property of another.

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subsoil

The soil layer beneath the topsoil.

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GNMA

Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), an agency which functions in the secondary mortgage market.

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Byzantine

An architectural style of the Byzantine Empire in the 5th century, which employed masonry arches and domes on pendentives.

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naos

The principal inner chamber of a Greek temple.

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algorithm

A set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps.

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pendentive

A spherical triangle forming a transition between a circular dome and its square or polygonal support.

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cant

To set a slant from the horizontal or vertical.

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cognitive mapping

The process by which a person acquires, codes, stores, recalls, and decodes information about his or her spatial environment.

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macadam

Paving using crushed stone.