urban planning


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n urban planning determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community
    • n urban planning the branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities
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In literature:

We see the Roman street-plan introduced in surroundings which are not properly urban.
"Ancient Town-Planning" by F. Haverfield
The plan of securing to Galileo the patronage of Urban VIII.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
Physical geography, natural advantages, and the means of transportation determine in advance the general outlines of the urban plan.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In news:

The Shepherdstown Planning Commission had its first meeting discussing an urban growth boundary (UGB) in November.
Hearing on 401(k) plan grows to urban legend .
'Wreck-It Ralph' Is a Sweet, Animated Tale About Urban Planning .
Urban Planning in Action and at Street Level.
The Excessive Localism of Urban Planning .
Urban Planning and Climate Change.
Kira Brady's studies in urban planning and historic preservation helped her create a fantastical alternate Seattle in Hearts of Darkness, the first in a paranormal romance trilogy.
Detroit's Roaming Table mixes civic engagement and urban planning .
San Francisco urban planning .
Four Generations in East L.A. Plus Urban Planning and The Tomato King.
The American Planning Association publishes popular urban planning curriculum.
It's DC vs Georgetown in urban planning .
Take a Downtown Urban Planning /Tunnel & Bridges Hike.
Brazil's floods force urban planning rethink.
The latest news on urban planning .

In science:

B. Hillier, A. Penn, J. Hanson, T. Grajewski, and J. Xu, Natural movement; or, configuration and attraction in urban space use. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 20 (1993), 29-66.
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
Many of the concepts that are crucial in urban planning, such as accessibility and density used in measuring urban sprawl find natural definitions in the interplay between these primary and dual representations of urban systems .
Random planar graphs and the London street network
Faults in urban planning, poverty, redlining, immigration restrictions and clustering of minorities dispersed over the spatially isolated pockets of streets trigger urban decay, a process by which a city falls into a state of disrepair.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
D. Malerba, F. Lisi, A. Appice, and F. Sblendorio, "Mining census and geographic data in urban planning environments," in L.
Clustering with Prototype Extraction for Census Data Analysis
The discipline which deals with isovist analysis and axial lines in urban planning is called space syntax.
Visualising the structure of architectural open spaces based on shape analysis