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town planning

Origin of town planning
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town planner, noun Unabridged
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  • He credits this to the Semitic element in the population, as in Sumerian towns there is no trace of town-planning.

  • But they are natural forerunners of an interest in town-planning.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • The town-planning of Pompeii is in the main trapezoidal, not rectangular.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • In one city indeed, the greatest of all, no town-planning can be detected.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • That method of town-planning now made definite entry into the European world.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • It is unnecessary here to follow further the renaissance of town-planning.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • In the first, Autun, the town-planning is explained by the establishment of the town full-grown under Roman official influence.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • Professor King gives it as his opinion that here we have a deliberate attempt at town-planning on a scientific basis!

  • The children will think of it till bed-time and fall asleep in the happy throes of their first town-planning.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • Rather later, a real system of town-planning, based on streets that crossed at right angles, became known and practised.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
British Dictionary definitions for town-planning

town planning

the comprehensive planning of the physical and social development of a town, including the construction of facilities US term city planning
Derived Forms
town planner, noun
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