Type
Crossword
Description

Even sizes of broken stone used for surfacing roads Macadam
Horse of mule drawn transit vehicle Horse Cars
Electric rail transport vehicle Trolley
"The land behind." The rural-urban fringe Hinterland
Federal Housing Administration FHA
Highway that wraps around a city Beltway
Public transportation, especially in an urban area Mass Transit
Single fixed fee Flat fare
Founder of Ford Motor Company and sponsor of Assembly line technique Henry Ford
Denying services to residents based on race and ethnicity Redlining
Benefit given by government to groups or individuals (usually through tax reduction or cash) Subsidy
Activities with purpose of turning a city from a location to a destination Branding
Man-made geography (ex. roads, rail lines, etc.) Second Nature
Pattern where streets meet at 45 degree angles Street grid
Public square, market place, or similar open space in built up area Plaza
How much space building can take up on a lot Bulk
Ability to continue a defined behavior and have good things come of it Sustainability
What allowed to do with a building Use
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA
Ideal "perfect" city Utopia

Urban Planning Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One fee is paid with allows the traveler to take a public transport system any distance for no extra cost. Flat Fare
A means of public transport which allows a lot of people to travel at once. Examples include buses and trolleys. Mass Transit
Street cars invented by Frank Julian Sprague. Trolley
Created to build more houses and provide more jobs. FHA
Provided benefits to veterans coming back from war. VA
A highway that goes around a city. Beltway
A city created at a highway intersection where shopping and other entertainment expanded. Edge City
A region of area that is not nearby any cities or towns. Hinterland
Money that people borrow in order to buy a house, they would have to pay the money back with interest. Mortgage
An amount of money given by the government to a business so that they can keep their price of service down. Subsidy
Whole neighborhoods singled out as “not good”, and people were discouraged from moving there. Red-lining
Original mode of transportation in cities before trolley and automobiles, these were cars or carriages pulled by horses. Horse cars
Man-made geography that has shaped settlement patterns of humans. Examples include roads and railroad lines. Second Nature
A Greek self-governing city-state. Polis
A series of arches that form a gallery, they are supported by columns, piers or pillars. Arcade
The part of the building that faces the street. Street Wall
The distance a building must be from it's property line. Setback
The use of an area of land that no longer follows the rules of one, or more of the use regulations of the zoning district the lot is in. Non-Conforming Use
The power the government has to obtain private property for public use, as long as they provide just compensation. Eminent Domain
Physical and organizational structures that are necessary for societies to operate. Infrastructure
The boundary of a zoning lot. Lot line

CIVIL ENGINEERING Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

leveling or smoothing the contours of a property; the rate of rise or descent of a sloping surface grade
farmland and open areas where the lack of prior industrial or commercial activity means that the threat of contamination is lower than in urbanized areas greenfield
a substance or material capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce hazardous material
inter-regional roadway that is part of the state transportation system highway
a surface through which water cannot penetrate, like a roof, road, sidewalk, or paved parking lot impervious surface
a law or regulation adopted by a public agency, usually a city or county ordinance
a lot in single ownership or under single control usually considered a unit for purposes of development parcel
an expressway or freeway designed for non-commercial traffic; usually located within a strip of landscaped park or natural vegetation parkway
a specific authorization from a planning body to engage in a particular type of development or activity permit
building new construction on a site that has pre-existing uses or renovating existing uses on a site redevelopment
land designated in the city or county general plan and zoning ordinance for buildings consisting only of dwelling units residential
an amendment to the map and/or text of a zoning ordinance to effect a change in the nature, density or intensity of uses allowed in a zoning district rezoning
water from rain or snow that is not absorbed into the ground but instead flows over less permeable surfaces into streams and rivers runoff
to add materials/devices to an existing building or system to improve its operation, safety, or efficiency retrofit
a system of subterranean conduits that carries refuse liquids or waste matter to plant where the sewage is treated sanitary sewer
a plan, to scale, showing uses and structures proposed for a parcel of land. includes both natural and man-made features. site plan
the spreading of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area sprawl
a rule or measure establishing a level of quality or quantity that must be complied with or satisfied standards
the upper surface of groundwater, or the level below which the soil is seasonally saturated with water water table
permeable; allows something to pass through it pervious
the occupation or use of land or water area for any human activity LAND USE
public services and facilities like sewage-disposal systems, water-supply systems, schools, roads, transit systems, etc infrastructure
water under the earth's surface groundwater
front of a lot that is usually defined as the side nearest the street frontage
capable of being accomplished in a successful manner within a reasonable time taking into account economic, environmental, social, and technological factors feasible
the loosening and transportation of rock and soil debris by wind, rain, or running water erosion
a discharge of pollutants, with or without treatment, into the environment effluent
the right to use property owned by another for specific purposes or to gain access to another property easement
a ramp opening in a curb where vehicles or wheel chairs may enter or leave the roadway curb cut
a land use classification that permits facilities for the buying and selling of commodities and services commercial
an area of land separating 2 distinct land uses that softens or mitigates the effects of one land use on the other buffer zone
a mound of earth usually 2-6 feet high designed to shield and buffer uses like parking areas. also used to minimize water run-off berm
americans with disabilities act; federal law that requires businesses and public facilities be accessible to individuals with disabilities ada
having property or zone district boundaries in common abutting
a land use classification often divided into "heavy industrial" uses (construction yards, quarrying, factories) and "light industrial" uses like research and development, and less intensive warehousing and manufacturing industrial
streetcars or trolley cars that typically operate entirely in mixed traffic light rail transit
the dividing area, either paved or landscaped, between opposing lanes of traffic on a roadway median strip
a line connecting the highest points along a ridge ridgeline
development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs sustainability
a strategic set of physical changes to streets to reduce vehicle speeds and volumes. (i.e. curb extensions, widened sidewalks, speed humps, traffic circles) traffic calming
areas where topographic, geographic, and/or soil conditions indicate a significant danger to future occupants undevelopable
lands or buildings that are not actively used for any purpose vacant

Construction Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham have one Airport
Used to get from A to B Roads
Used to carry goods and people Transport
Large ships dock here Ports
An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland Canal
A built-up area with a name Town
A track made of steel rails which trains run along Railway
The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of society. Infrastructure
A large town City
An enclosed area of water in a port for loading, unloading, and repair of ships Docks
A building for human habitation. Houses
To change an area of a town buy replacing old buildings, roads, etc. redevelopment
Having paid work Employment
A building used as a place of business for non - manual work. Office
A dual - carriageway road designed for fast traffic Motorway

Henry Ford Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The state Henry Ford was born in Michigan
One of Henry's first interests as a boy Machinery
The month Henry was born in July
One of the things Henry learned about in school Arthimetic
What Ford invented to make car production go faster Assembly Line
What Ford would do to toys to see how they worked Dissassemble
Where Ford's parents immigrated from Ireland
Henry's first car Quadricycle
The company Ford worked in to build cars Ford Motor Company
What powered all of Ford's cars Gasoline
The first person to build a gasoline-powered car Henry Ford
A road vehicle powered by an engine or motor and able to carry a small number of people Automobile

Industrial Revolution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A Scottish inventor who invented the steam engine James Watt
An American inventor who created the cotton gin Eli Whitney
One of the primary inventors of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell
Created the electric light bulb and phonograph Thomas Edison
Invented and built the worlds first successful airplane Wright Brothers
An engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam to generate power Steam Engine
A machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds Cotton Gin
A glass bulb Light Bulb
A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces Airplane
He invented the telegraph Samuel Morse
He invented the Kodak camera George Eastman
He invented the steamboat Robert Fulton
He invented the diesel engine Rudolph Diesel
He developed and manufactured the first automobile Henry Ford
Best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current Nikola Tesla
Patented the first practical sewing machine Elias Howe
created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858 Cyrus Field
He invented a new process for building roads John MacAdam
He was instrumental in bringing the Industrial Revolution to the U.S Francis Lowell
He was a co-developer of the Morse code Samuel Morse
Invented coke smelting Abraham Darby
A British inventor who developed a successful wet spinning process for flax in 1824 James Kay
He funded the design and construction of some of the first factory houses for spinning machines during the American industrial revolution Moses Brown
He built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives George Stephenson

Transport Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A collection of carriages that move on a rail Train
A method of public transport that travels on a road Bus
A private metal box that moves on a road Car
A two wheeled mode of transport Bike
The act of using your legs to move Walking
A mode of transport that uses the skies Aeroplane
A method of transport that travels by water Boat
A vehicle that travels with an overhead rail Tram
An underground electric railway Metro
A hired car Taxi
An animal often ridden or pulls a carriage Horse

U.S. Road Trip Challenge Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

100-Mile stretch of road near Area 51. Extraterrestrial highway
What is a highway that encircles a city like D.C.? Beltway
What is the highway linking mainland FL to Key West? Overseas Highway
What is a Highway linking multiple states? Interstate
What is a frequent question asked by passengers on long road trips? Are we there yet
This Highway traces the oceanfront of C.A. Pacific coast highway
This is where you fuel up. Gas Station
Interstates with these numbers run N-S. Odd
Interstates with these numbers run E-W. Even
Sometimes you have to pay this on roads. Toll
Who created the interstate highway system? Eisenhower
Which lane is used for faster moving vehicles? Passing lane
It's nicknamed 'The Mother Road'. Route 66
You get on this when exiting the Highway. Off ramp
What road follows the Mississippi River from LA to WI? Great river road
What is the byway linking Santa Fe and Albuquerque? Turquoise trail
It's my way or the _______. Highway
You will get a ticket for going faster than this road sign. Speed limit sign
Which interstate highway is located entirely within AZ? Interstate 17
Interstate 15 passes through how many states? Six

Urban geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Transportation,parts of trade and need to stain life Water
Forest for lumber and fuel , farmland and food Envirmental resources
Opportunity for business & commerce Transportation routes
Having to do with country side or open spacess Rural
Having to do with cities Urban
Have to do with the city especially when talking about city government Municipal
Redevelopment of established areas of the city New urbanism
Deteriorateion of part of the city Blight
Illegal residential area because people can’t afford other housing Squatter settlement
Slum of outskirts of a Latin America city Barriada
Making a decision about the future physical arrangements and condition of the community or city based on current needs and problems Urban planning
Very densely populated and quickly growing Mega city
Large yearn centers of the global economic and political activities World cities
Heavily populated adjoining urban areas the merge into each other Megalopolis
Residential urban areas within a city Suburbs
City where cars define public life Automobile city
Earliest part of a city where it not really necessary for transportation Walking city
Area with a city wheee most commercial and governmental functions are located CBD
Both residential and commercial Mix use
Do with people home Residential
Do with business Commercial
Having to do with pulls towards the center Centripetal
Human characteristic Emotions
Physical characteristic Natural features
Process of separating away from the middle Decentralization

Road Safety Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

You apply this to stop your vehicle Brake
A pace by which you must abide by Speed Limit
To not be intoxicated Sober
A lifesaving restraint Seatbelt
Something you should avoid while driving Distractions
An area where traffic fines double Work Zone
This is required by law to drive License
People the driver is responsible for Passengers
An area where you should look and listen before crossing Railroad Crossing
You should turn these on for safety Lights
Slippery roadways that may not appear as so Black Ice
How the driver indicates which way they are turning Blinker
The indicator of how quickly you are traveling Speedometer
Watch for these to cross the road Pedestrian
They are here to keep us safe! Police
Perform this action safely by looking and using a signal Merge
A digital aid in navigating gps
Emotions to keep under control while driving Road Rage
A large vehicle to take precaution around Wide load
The part of your vehicle that meets the road Tire

Gilded Age Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The process of making an area more urban urbanization
piece of owned land tenement
arose during the second half of the nineteenth century Social Gospel Movement
leader in women's suffrage and world peace Jane Adams
flood of immigrants during this time Americanization
public transportation in urban areas mass transit
a place of social gathering for the community settlement house
political organization where supporters receive rewards for their efforts political machine
insertion graft
Democratic politician "Boss" Tweed
the power to control appointments to office patronage
permanent branches of government civil service
20th President James A. Garfield
21st President Chester A. Arthur
23rd President Benjamin Harrison