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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city planner noun

Examples of city planning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, a Louisville Metro councilman who represents the Highlands district said he's had enough of the growing number of shops, and he's asked the city planning commission to discuss how Louisville can reduce their density. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Should Louisville limit the number of vape and smoke shops? Why one councilman thinks so," 31 Oct. 2019 The developer and the preservationists had sparred in recent weeks as the project at Fifth and Main streets moved through the city Planning Commission. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "Preservationists and developer work to preserve as much of historic Santa Ana building as possible," 23 Oct. 2019 The remaining share of votes is split almost evenly between her two main challengers, Realtor Cynthia Reyes-Revilla and Isabel Longoria, a former city planning commissioner and legislative policy aide. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "Early results show most Houston City Council incumbents with big leads," 6 Nov. 2019 Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Brown University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a master’s in city planning from Cleveland State University. Plain Dealer Staff, cleveland, "Meet The Plain Dealer’s Business team, Health Care team," 4 Nov. 2019 Shifting theories of city planning have profoundly altered people’s lives everywhere, and particularly over the past half-century in Glasgow. Sam Rigby, Quartz, "The Scottish city trying to make urban living less miserable," 2 Nov. 2019 The city's layout and city planning are part of what makes its flooding problem worse, experts have said. Darran Simon, CNN, "Rescue teams prepare for Imelda to rain down on eastern Texas," 18 Sep. 2019 Geis is presenting the proposal to the city planning commission Friday. Jordyn Grzelewski,, "High-end condo project resurrected by new developer," 5 Sep. 2019 Good city planning should look to the future but deal effectively with the present. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: College for all? Wake up, America," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of city planning

1900, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“City planning.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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