Definition of city planning in US English:

city planning


North American
  • The planning and control of the construction, growth, and development of a town or other urban area.

    Also called town planning
    • ‘Meanwhile the city planning of Old Beijing City is focusing on general protection and organic renewal in order to improve cultural quality.’
    • ‘Simple as it may be, this relationship of the building to the sidewalk is one of the key architectural decisions in city planning for cohesive neighborhoods.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the complex, as it stands, is a result of negotiations between the clients, architects and the city planning authorities.’
    • ‘The awards highlight projects that go beyond technical solutions to consider process, human behavior, and visionary city planning.’
    • ‘According to a city planning report, the proposal falls within the density guidelines, excluding basement space in the original, existing building.’
    • ‘A good analogy of the process involved in developing an enterprise architecture is a city planning commission.’
    • ‘But city planning chiefs say no plans have been lodged by anyone yet - including the furniture giant.’
    • ‘Therefore, it was to serve as a model in city planning for India and even the world.’
    • ‘As such it became a target for the blinkered city planning of the 1940s and 50s and was given a concrete bed.’
    • ‘Except for the west-central blocks, the basic unit of city planning was the individual house.’
    • ‘The city planning department revealed that only a few more touches are needed to finish the project.’
    • ‘They purchased enough excess land to assure that the city would never crowd the institution, and the city planning authorities also provided a greenbelt.’
    • ‘I don't know whether our city planning development department was merely generous with its upset price or whether the department underestimated the property boom.’
    • ‘She had no formal training in city planning or architecture, or even a college degree.’
    • ‘In some places, the city planning construction hasn't been carried out according to plans, resulting in inferior drainage and in traffic problems.’
    • ‘But the new city planning and the new architectural style of the 1950s and 1960s was similar everywhere.’
    • ‘The biggest city planning faux-pas appears to be the complete lack of shelter for the economically weak and the informal sector of Indian society.’
    • ‘He studied city planning and engineering at the University of Tokyo.’
    • ‘‘After surveying the area the city planning agency approved the proposal and expanded the land usage of the location,’ she added.’
    • ‘He reasoned that city planning could and should be regarded as an art, and one based on the spatial and formal compositions that preceded the considerable population explosion of his century.’


city planning

/ˈsidē planiNG/