Definitions for urban planning
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word urban planning
the branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities
city planning, town planning, urban planning(noun)
determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community
the conscious design of towns and cities
the science of such design
Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the control of the use of land and design of the urban environment, including transportation networks, to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities. It concerns itself with research and analysis, strategic thinking, architecture, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation and management. A plan can take a variety of forms including strategic plans, comprehensive plans, neighborhood plans, regulatory and incentive strategies, or historic preservation plans. Planners are often also responsible for enforcing the chosen policies. The modern origins of urban planning lie in the movement for urban reform that arose as a reaction against the disorder of the industrial city in the mid-19th century. Urban planning can include urban renewal, by adapting urban planning methods to existing cities suffering from decline. In the late-20th century, the term sustainable development has come to represent an ideal outcome in the sum of all planning goals.
Find a translation for the urban planning definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"urban planning." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2013. Web. 6 Dec. 2013. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/urban planning>.