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

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The estimate does not take into account the time spent waiting on the platform between trains, said Yonah Freemark, a doctoral student in city planning at M.I.T. who runs a transportation website. New York Times, "Plans for AirTrain to La Guardia Airport Move Ahead Amid Criticism," 25 June 2018 The proposal is already undergoing a standard project review, according to the city Planning Department. Roger Vincent,, "Preservationists call for historic status for Los Angeles Times buildings, threatening redevelopment plans," 4 July 2018 The plan will recommend more than 600 miles of new paths, says Joe Blankenship, a planner with the city planning and development department. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Will Kansas City ever be bike-friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan," 13 July 2018 The problem, city planning director Mike Hansen said, is that the number of new residents who arrive in the city each year is typically about 20,000. David Garrick,, "San Diego officials say new housing study will help them find solutions to crisis," 1 July 2018 In another strong signal real estate discussions were a major component of the trip, city planning commissioner David Reifman attended, as did Plan Commission Chairman Martin Cabrera. Bill Ruthhart,, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 The medical building will provide a number of high-paying jobs, and as many as half of the patients there could be expected to patronize nearby residents and shops, said Tiffany Chen of the city planning staff. Phil Diehl,, "Scripps medical building approved for Vista Way in Oceanside," 26 June 2018 Angel is a professor of city planning at New York University. Shlomo Angel, WSJ, "‘Building and Dwelling’ Review: A Manifesto for the Open City," 6 July 2018 Photography by Max Touhey Research increasingly supports the value of a more child-centric view of city planning. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why do young parents move away? Our cities aren’t designed for kids," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of city planning

1900, in the meaning defined above

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