urban planner


: one whose job is to develop comprehensive plans and designs for the use of space within cities, towns, developments, etc.
The intense competition for space among residential, industrial, recreational, agricultural, and transportation interests presents a continual series of problems to the urban planner. Thomas Eugene Avery et al.
urban planning noun
Disney threw himself obsessively into the park's design, which anticipated many of the best features of modern urban planning Richard Schickel

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of urban planner was in 1911

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“Urban planner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urban%20planner. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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