city planning, process of planning for the improvement of urban centers in order to provide healthy and safe living conditions, efficient transport and communication, adequate public facilities, and aesthetic surroundings. Planning that also includes outlying communities and highways is termed regional planning.
Sections in this article:
- Early City Planning
- Contemporary Planning
- City Planning in the United States
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