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city planning

noun
1.
the activity or profession of determining the future physical arrangement and condition of a community, involving an appraisal of the present condition, a forecast of future requirements, a plan for the fulfillment of these requirements, and proposals for constructional, legal, and financial programs to implement the plan.
Also called town planning, urbanism, urban planning.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
Related forms
city planner, noun
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  • Before he became a university president, he was one of the leaders in the development of the field of city planning.
  • city planning also took on new ideas, and developers began thinking in terms of convenience for apartment dwellers.
  • Strong city planning will be essential in managing these and other difficulties as the world's urban areas swell.
  • The destruction enabled the cities to be redesigned from the cores and foundations to modern city planning design.
  • Policy changes aimed at reducing emissions through city planning have to come at the local or state level.
  • But they were also of unique importance in the history of architecture and urban design, of city planning and public life.
  • Tsunami safety has been a focus of coastal city planning throughout the nation.
British Dictionary definitions for city planning

city planning

noun
1.
the US term for town planning
Derived Forms
city planner, noun
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