city planning

cit·y plan·ning
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-ee plan-ing]
    • /ˈsɪt i ˈplæn ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-ee plan-ing]
    • /ˈsɪt i ˈplæn ɪŋ/

Definitions of city planning words

  • uncountable noun city planning City planning is the planning and design of all the new buildings, roads, and parks in a place in order to make them attractive and convenient for the people who live there. 3
  • noun city planning the technique, profession, etc. of planning and coordinating the development or rehabilitation of urban areas 3
  • noun city planning the activity or profession of determining the future physical arrangement and condition of a community, involving an appraisal of the present condition, a forecast of future requirements, a plan for the fulfillment of these requirements, and proposals for constructional, legal, and financial programs to implement the plan. 1
  • noun city planning urban development 1

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Origin of city planning

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for City planning


city planning popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

city planning usage trend in Literature

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