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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This data will be used in city planning and management. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 Two former Cleveland city planning directors reacted positively to the plan. Steven Litt,, "New plan shows how CWRU can grow within boundaries and be greener, more welcoming," 13 May 2018 In 2011, while studying city planning at MIT, Harper traveled to Fukushima, Japan, shortly after the meltdowns at its nuclear power plant. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Perfecting Crops With AI-Powered Indoor Farms," 17 Oct. 2018 Palmer won unanimous council approval for a city planning commission study of the issue and a nine-month moratorium on some rental licenses. Kevin Mcgill, The Seattle Times, "New Orleans looking at new regulations on short-term rentals," 3 Sep. 2018 She’s hoping to do some for-profit consulting, city planning, and product development to support these efforts. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Meet the People Empowering Baltimore Teens With Dirt Bikes, Burgers, and Yoga," 27 Aug. 2018 Your book talks about city planning and architecture and aviation. Angela Chen, The Verge, "A historian explains how people of the past imagined the future," 20 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of city planning

1900, in the meaning defined above

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