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town planning

noun [U] uk   us  
the planning of the way in which towns and cities are built in order to make them pleasant to live in: He studied town planning at college.
town planner
noun [C] uk   us  
The town planners made a real mess of the riverside area during the 1960s.
Translations of “town planning”
in Chinese (Traditional) 城鎮規劃,都市規劃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城镇规划…
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