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town planning

Origin of town planning
First recorded in 1900-05
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town planner, noun Unabridged
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  • It may almost be feared that current talk of town planning and garden cities may harden with a jargon-like political formul.

  • It is easy enough in Argentina to find evidence of this modern spirit in town planning.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • A restrictive housing law, a constructive housing law, and a town planning Act.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
  • Germany, on this occasion, had grabbed the idea but missed the spirit, in the absence of which town planning is merely a name.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
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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