hostile architecture noun architecture in public spaces designed to influence behaviour, for example spikes to deter homeless people from sleeping in a particular place
While not as obvious as the stainless steel anti-homeless spikes that appeared outside a London apartment block recently, the benches are part of a recent generation of urban architecture designed to influence public behaviour, known as hostile architecture.
[www.theguardian.com 13 June 2014]
gaybourhood noun an area where there are a lot of gay people, and which is seen as being welcoming to gay people
Exactly how gay are our suburbs? Is there any sense of there being a ‘gaybourhood’?
[www.samesame.com.au 09 April 2014]
ghost gazumping noun when selling a house, the practice of insisting on a higher price after the deal (and price) has been agreed, even though there are no rival bidders
However, there’s now a new twist to this – ‘ghost gazumping’ where sellers renegotiate after accepting an offer claiming they’ve had a higher bid when in fact there is no rival bidder.
[www.propertyreporter.co.uk 09 April 2014]