City planning ensures that land use and development balance the needs of all people to live in healthy neighborhoods, for businesses to thrive to their fullest, and for our natural and built environment to function safely, equitably, and sustainably.
Urban planning guides our transportation system, building infrastructure, and the layout of our neighborhoods, and prescribes densities of our residential, commercial, and industrial areas and more. Without such planning, our cities quickly become inefficient, create conflict, favor privileged interests, and encourage residents and businesses to leave.
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