city planning


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

Examples of city planning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, the Los Angeles city planning commission met and discussed USC’s application for a conditional use permit for the facility’s construction. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Plans call for the indoor dining area to have 10 tables with a total of 20 seats, while the outdoor dining patio is proposed to contain 12 tables with a total of 28 seats, city planning documents state. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2023 The panel also removed six digital billboards from the overall plan, at the recommendation of city planning officials. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Brennan Lindner, the race director, said that, in mid-August, city planning officials emailed a list of outstanding items for their permit to be approved but made no mention of the Zuma Beach underpass, according to correspondence filed with the city. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Some residents at the Rolling Hills Estates development battered by a destructive landslide raised concerns during the neighborhood’s construction years ago about the potential for problems from water and heavy rainfall, city planning documents obtained by The Times show. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2023 According to a city planning document, low-lying areas of Leominster are particularly subject to periodic flooding. Michael Casey, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Collins Aerospace has received site plan review approval to build a 95,000-square-foot addition to the west end of the existing building at 1300 W. Fern Ave., in Foley, according to city planning. Kathy Jumper, al, 13 Aug. 2023 About 1 in 4 Americans is uncertain about being able to to pay household energy bills, with low-income people most at risk of having their utilities disconnected, according to Sanya Carley, a professor of energy policy and city planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 28 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city planning was in 1900

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“City planning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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