Live-work unit: a building that provides residential and work space on a single property, whose residents may possibly work there and that might also accommodate non-resident employees.
Work-Live unit: the work component takes priority over the residental lifestyle, in that there may be noise, odors or other impacts, as well as employees, walk-in trade or sales. The use of a work/live unit istypically commercial or industrial work activity and residence is a secondary use.
Walkability: Refers to the ability to walk from one place to another in a relatively short amount of time.
Connectivity: an interconnected street grid network would disperse traffic and ease walking.
Sustainability: There is minimal environmental impact of development and its operations.
Heat Island Effect: As urban areas develop, changes in their landscape occur more frequently. Surfaces that were once permeable and moist become impermeable and dry. These changes cause urban regions to become warmer than their rural surroundings, forming an "island" of higher temperatures in the landscape.
Brownfield redevelopment: real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.