- 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
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Examples from the Web for city planning
- the US term for town planning
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