From NIMBYs To DUDEs: The Wacky World Of Plannerese

Ric Stephens has compiled a list of some of the wackiest –- yet at timesquite realistic –- urban planning words, in a vocabulary he has dubbed'Plannerese.'

This week's Planetizen Op-Ed includes a selected glossary of the terms, inaddition to 'A Modern Fairy Tale in Plannerese,' which looks at a typicalplanning issue through the humorous lens of planning jargon.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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