Urban planning is a technical and political process concerned with the development and use of land, planning permission, protection and use of the environment, public welfare, and the design of the urban environment, including air, water, and the infrastructure passing into and out of urban areas, such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Urban planning is also referred to as urban and regional planning, regional planning, town planning, city planning, rural planning or some combination in various areas worldwide. It takes many forms and it can share perspectives and practices with urban design.
Urban planning guides orderly development in urban, suburban and rural areas. Although predominantly concerned with the planning of settlements and communities, urban planning is also responsible for the planning and development of water use and resources, rural and agricultural land, parks and conserving areas of natural environmental significance. Practitioners of urban planning are concerned with research and analysis, strategic thinking, architecture, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation and management.
Urban planners work with the cognate fields of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and public administration to achieve strategic, policy and sustainability goals. Early urban planners were often members of these cognate fields. Today urban planning is a separate, independent professional discipline. The discipline is the broader category that includes different sub-fields such as land-use planning, zoning, economic development, environmental planning, and transportation planning.

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  1. CountryGent

    Urban Pistol Caliber Carbine?

    So, I watched a couple documentaries, and some other footage, of the LA Riots. In a few cases I saw pistol caliber carbines in the hands of LEOs and private citizens. (For the grins, I found myself looking for 1980s vintage Uzi carbines as the basis of an SBR project, but then opted not to...
  2. C

    urban get home/armed patrol bag experiment

    Threw this together, using Eastsport day pack as the main carrier. Idea is basically "gray man" armed patrol or urban get home bag. No sleeping pad roll attached, because its not really meant for like camping. Could use one of those pack-small inflatable sleep pads. Could replace tarp and poles...
  3. Vaultman

    Urban Carry G2 Holster

    I am about to pull the trigger on an Urban Cary G2 Holster. Anyone have one, use one, like or dislike them (based on your use)? I am planning to carry my &p shield in it...
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