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traffic segregation


Separating out of local and through routes and often segregating from pedestrian access, for more efficient flows and safety.
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development gap


The economic and consequent social divide between richer countries such as the USA and poorer countries such as Bangladesh.
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alternative transport systems


Alternative to road-based transport, especially rail.
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appropriate technology


Use of technology appropriate to the society and culture it is in
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aseismic buildings


Buildings constructed so as to withstand different degrees of earthquake damage.
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built-in obsolescence


Products constructed to degrade and misfunction after only a short time of use, needing replacements.
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biosphere


The living part of earth, from the highest flying insect to the deepest oceanic trench worm
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brownfield sites


An area previously used for housing, industry or other infrastructure which has been cleared, de-contaminated and redeveloped for a new use. Contrasts with greenfield - land never used for urban functions before.
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cities


Cities are large, prominent or important centres of relatively permanent population: lacking self-sufficiency in the production of food, and usually dependent on manufacture and commerce . Larger than a town. The English word 'city' comes from the Latin 'civitas' - a highly organized community. This was often used to describe th [..]
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city system


The people, goods and information flows which enter and leave a city, creating a system of inputs and outputs.
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