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Construction work is subject to rules that have been carefully discussed and approved by a number of experts long before the planning of a project can take place. In developed countries, the legislation provides a framework for regulations and procedures that govern the planning process. It leads on to solutions for habitation, communication, education, transportation and more, all guided by professionals who have become known as town or urban planners. These planners and the experts supporting them carry enormous responsibility, because they are the people who determine the right position and mix of urban elements, which eventually lead to how successful a community is. Town planning or urban design is about the quality of the built environment. The built environment is characterised by the following elements:

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Heidenreich, S. (2022). Town Planning. In: Englisch für Architekten und Bauingenieure – English for Architects and Civil Engineers. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden.

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