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Winter 2004, Neighborhood: A Key Concept for Development and Planning

Greg Hise
As these epigraphs suggest, the neighborhood is a central concept in the design professions (architecture, planning, landscape architecture) and in those enterprises (such as real estate development, appraisal, and finance) whose practices or policies define the context within which city building takes place. Like other such keywords (for example community and suburb) the meaning ascribed to neighborhood has varied over time and the use of the term in one period or moment has been determined by that particular context and the intended audience.