Planners concerned about transparency, accessibility and participation within the planning process need to be careful when using the following words as they can isolate a conversation from the broader public.   Being able to break a topic down and explain it in simple language is key. 10dollars

Agglomeration: “a heap or cluster of usually disparate elements <urbanagglomerations knit together by the new railways…  This suburb has become just a vast agglomeration of houses, people, and cars.”

Dichotomy: “a difference between two opposite things : a division into two opposite groups.”

Intersectionality: “focuses its attention on a variety of multi-level intersecting social locations, forces, factors and power structures that shape and influence life.”

Permeability: The ability of a liquid or molecule to flow through a material. Ex: Loosely packed gravel is has a higher permeability than compressed soil.

Synergistic: Active Synergy – “the increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or businesses work together.”

Typology: “a system used for putting things into groups according to how they are similar : the study of how things can be divided into different types.”