What does urban planning mean?

Definitions for urban planning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urban planning(noun)

    the branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities

  2. city planning, town planning, urban planning(noun)

    determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community


  1. urban planning(Noun)

    the conscious design of towns and cities

  2. urban planning(Noun)

    the science of such design


  1. Urban planning

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urban planning in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urban planning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum:

    It is about healthy urban planning - whereby your urban design, and your water and sanitation services all take into account the health risks and opportunities that arise.

  2. Zaha Hadid:

    After a period of urban planning that prioritized the automobile and private space, Miami is rediscovering the public realm with a real commitment to creating a variety of exciting civic spaces and engaging cultural buildings.

  3. Richard Hewston:

    For example, in India and Pakistan, to some extent, there are building codes in place but they are very weakly implemented. You see construction going on, on the sides of landslide-prone mountains or in flood plains, in theory, there's urban planning.

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Translations for urban planning

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  • городское планированиеRussian

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