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In the planning field you will come across a great many expressions or abbreviations (acronyms) that are in common useage amongst those engaged in the profession but not readily recognised (and/or understood) by those outside this professional circle. You are generally encouraged to avoid the use of such jargon or abbreviations a but you do need to at least understand what these things mean when you come across them.

There has been a recent exchange of contributions on this subject on the (American) PLANET (PlaNning Educators Electronic mail network a itself an acronym) system and here are some examples of what it has thrown up, especially the contribution found here: 152 .

This features some further variants on the more familiar acronyms, such as NIMBY (not in my back yard) and LULU (locally unacceptable land use) a including the ultimate form of nimbyism expressed by BANANA: build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything !! Others include potentially useful supplementary abbreviations relating, for example, to the problems facing pedestrians on cycleways: COBWEBs (Cranky old ba¦.s with expensive bikes) and MAMILs (middle-aged males in lycra).