Meaning of “planning” - Learner’s Dictionary

planning

noun [ U ] uk us /ˈplænɪŋ/
DECISIONS

B2 the activity of thinking about and deciding what you are going to do or how you are going to do something:

Events like these take months of careful planning.
BUILDINGS

control over which buildings are built in an area:

town planning
→ See also family planning

(Definition of “planning” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)