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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Local wireless industry leaders are divided on city planning officials’ recommendations, which are scheduled for approval by the City Council on Tuesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego is proposing tough rules for cell antennas for new 5G network," 18 July 2019 Houston's layout and city planning are part of what makes its flooding problem worse, experts have said. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Houston is forecast to get its most rain from one storm system since Harvey," 17 Sep. 2019 Despite several projects underway in Orlando, Jason Burton, assistant city planning division manager for the city, said there hasn’t been a deluge of developments. Caroline Glenn,, "With 300 Central Florida self-storage centers and more on the way, developers warn of oversupply," 28 Aug. 2019 At a city planning and zoning meeting in late July, Cordish attorney Debbie Orshefsky said the developer is sensitive to minimizing traffic in the area, which is south of Atlantic Boulevard, east of Powerline Road and west of the railroad and I-95. David Lyons,, "What we know about Isle Casino’s massive expansion — including a new Tri-Rail station," 1 Aug. 2019 But the feud doesn’t stop there—the neighbors are now appealing to the city planning board and are ready to sue Kathryn as a last resort. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "This Pink Emoji House in Manhattan Beach Is Causing Drama Between Neighbors," 13 Aug. 2019 Shilla Stay is eyeing a hotel at a site in the vicinity of 4701 N. First St. in San Jose, according to city planning documents. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Korean firm buys site for big hotel in new north San Jose entertainment district," 7 Aug. 2019 San Francisco is on pace to produce only two-thirds of its goal of 1,633 below-market-rate units for the 2015-22 period, according to the city Planning Department. Roland Li,, "SF ballot measure would limit new offices, tie development to affordable housing," 18 July 2019 The Plant has another chance to put down roots in Costa Mesa following approval Monday by the city Planning Commission, which gave the project its blessing for the second time since March 2018. Hillary Davis,, "The Plant commercial-residential project wins Costa Mesa Planning Commission approval — again," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of city planning

1900, in the meaning defined above

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