city planning


noun

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.

Origin of city planning

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called town planning, urbanism, urban planning.

Related forms

city planner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for city planning

city planning


noun

the US term for town planning

Derived Forms

city planner, noun
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