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30+ Urban Design Terms

 , May 02, 2016 updated on December 24, 2022
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Urban Design Principles

A list of common urban design principles.

Living Street

An overview of living streets.

Public Spaces

A few interesting types of public space.

Sustainable Urban Design

A list of sustainable urban design techniques.

Urban Design Elements

Common elements of a city.

Green Walls vs Green Facades

The difference between a green wall and green facade.

Passive Design vs Active Design

The difference between active and passive design.

Parti Pris

An overview of parti pris in architecture with an example.

City Issues

A list of common city issues.

Community Problems

A list of common community problems.

Things In Cities

An a-z list of things in cities.

City Types

An list of the common types of city.

Existential Risk

An overview of existential risk.

Precautionary Principle

An overview of the precautionary principle.

Comparative Risk

A definition of comparative risk with examples.

Energy Efficiency

The common types of energy efficiency.

External Stakeholders

The definition of external stakeholder with examples.

Economic Bad

Common examples of an economic bad.


The definition of win-lose with examples.
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