city planning

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.


city planner, noun Unabridged
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city planning
the US term for town planning
city planner

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Example sentences
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.
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