city planning


Definition of city planning

: the drawing up of an organized arrangement (as of streets, parks, and business and residential areas) of a city

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Other Words from city planning

city planner noun

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Recent Examples on the Web DeForest added that the ordinance is expected to come before the city planning commission in February. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Brunswick Council sends business signs legislation to planning commission," 28 Dec. 2020 Brian Bahr, city planning services manager, said no plans for the project have been submitted to the city. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, "Whole Health institute will be built on museum grounds," 17 Dec. 2020 Heidi Vonblum, a city planning official, said the parks plan could bring parks to low-income neighborhoods where they are desperately needed. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego OKs ‘complete communities’ housing incentives, but rejects parks plan," 9 Nov. 2020 Under the decree, city planning employees must undergo training on the 2000 law and report its actions back to the federal government over the next three years. Zach Murdock,, "DOJ orders Meriden to allow group to open mosque, amend zoning rules to further permit places of worship," 5 Nov. 2020 But city planning is no match for a global pandemic. Paul Wiseman, Star Tribune, "Pandemic hammers small businesses vital to economic recovery," 15 Oct. 2020 Increasing density in flood zones, in already-polluted areas and within the Shoreland Overlay District is not good city planning. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Minneapolis 2040 plan challenge, vice presidential debate, bike lanes," 9 Oct. 2020 The percentage of White residents in Third Ward has more than doubled since 2000, now accounting for 17 percent of the population, according to city planning data. Washington Post, "Segregated from opportunity," 15 Oct. 2020 Flatow does not have a background in city planning. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Meet the eight key figures who helped make the NBA bubble a success," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of city planning

1900, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2021

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“City planning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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