While most students start learning to read maps in early elementary school, more in-depth instruction on how communities are actually designed and constructed are often overlooked. City planning (or urban planning) is the process of designing human settlements, from the smallest of towns to large-scale metropolitan areas. It involves a wide swath of subject areas, including engineering, architecture, economics, geography, sociology, ecology, design, law, and politics. In a nutshell, the goal of city planning is to confirm the orderly development of communities and surrounding regions.
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