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city planning

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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.
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Origin of city planning

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called town planning, urbanism, urban planning.
Related formscity planner, noun
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Examples from the Web for city planning

Historical Examples

  • For it is not the “City Beautiful” idea, but that of utility that is fundamental to city-planning.

    Catastrophe and Social Change

    Samuel Henry Prince

  • This land on the south side of the river will be utilized for city-planning for our new Chinkiang.


British Dictionary definitions for city planning

city planning

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