Definition of city planning in English:

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city planning

Pronunciation: /ˈsidē planiNG/


The planning and control of the construction, growth, and development of a city or town. Also called town planning.
Example sentences
  • 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 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.


city planner

Example sentences
  • That gathering would most likely include the city planner, development director, and fire and police chiefs.
  • The city planner had set up the short street for parallel parking, normally a good choice for a small-business zone.
  • ‘Almost 70 per cent of those attending the community consultation meeting indicated that their chief concern was related to height,’ reads the city planner's own report.

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Syllabification: cit·y plan·ning

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