Definition of city planning in US English:

city planning

noun

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

    Also called town planning
    • ‘Therefore, it was to serve as a model in city planning for India and even the world.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The awards highlight projects that go beyond technical solutions to consider process, human behavior, and visionary city planning.’
    • ‘The city planning department revealed that only a few more touches are needed to finish the project.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the city planning of Old Beijing City is focusing on general protection and organic renewal in order to improve cultural quality.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the complex, as it stands, is a result of negotiations between the clients, architects and the city planning authorities.’
    • ‘As such it became a target for the blinkered city planning of the 1940s and 50s and was given a concrete bed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘According to a city planning report, the proposal falls within the density guidelines, excluding basement space in the original, existing building.’
    • ‘He studied city planning and engineering at the University of Tokyo.’
    • ‘But the new city planning and the new architectural style of the 1950s and 1960s was similar everywhere.’
    • ‘But city planning chiefs say no plans have been lodged by anyone yet - including the furniture giant.’
    • ‘Except for the west-central blocks, the basic unit of city planning was the individual house.’
    • ‘‘After surveying the area the city planning agency approved the proposal and expanded the land usage of the location,’ she added.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They purchased enough excess land to assure that the city would never crowd the institution, and the city planning authorities also provided a greenbelt.’
    • ‘A good analogy of the process involved in developing an enterprise architecture is a city planning commission.’

Pronunciation

city planning

/ˈsidē planiNG/