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urban planning

n. 1 the conscious design of towns and cities 2 the science of such design

urban planning
  1. n. the branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities

  2. determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community [syn: city planning, town planning]

Urban planning

Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Urban Planning is also referred to as urban and regional, regional, town, city, rural planning or some combination in various areas worldwide. Urban planning takes many forms and it can share perspectives and practices with urban design.

Urban planning guides orderly development in urban, suburban and rural areas. Although predominantly concerned with the planning of settlements and communities, urban planning is also responsible for the planning and development of water use and resources, rural and agricultural land, parks and conserving areas of natural environmental significance. Practitioners of urban planning are concerned with research and analysis, strategic thinking, architecture, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation and management.

Urban Planners work with the cognate fields of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and public administration to achieve strategic, policy and sustainability goals. Early urban planners were often members of these cognate fields. Today urban planning is a separate, independent professional discipline. The discipline is the broader category that includes different sub-fields such as land-use planning, zoning, economic development, environmental planning, and transportation planning.

Usage examples of "urban planning".

Both parents worked for the government, something to do with Urban Planning.

Listen, Jacopo, I thought of a good one: Urban Planning for Gypsies.

The whole thing about being able to rely on proper sanitation and urban planning goes out the window.

It had once been straightforward and mostly rational, but since the breakup of the United States and the partitioning of Denver, any semblance of urban planning had gone by the boards.

Proper streets and drains, proper water system and access, proper urban planning and defensive works.

After all, Lagos streets have mudholes equally deep, and buildings (in less attractive parts of the city) equally ramshackle, and it had developed with the same disdain of urban planning.

Unlike the neat and orderly models of urban planning that had replaced the heaps of American rubble during the recovery after the Lean Years—.

Unlike the neat and orderly models of urban planning that had replaced the heaps of American rubble during the recovery after the Lean Years--with business, entertainment, industrial, and residential sectors segregated by green belts and tidy landsculpting--everything in Franklin seemed to be intermingled with no discernible rhyme or reason.

My father was deeply involved in environmental engineering and urban planning.