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Terminologies and Definitions for Urban Planning

  • Natalia Hauenstein EckertEmail author
  • Júlia Calvaitis Padilha
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Urban planning is the process that is applied as a way to organize the dynamics of human actions in cities, with the purpose of stipulating guidelines that order spatial occupation through typological patterns of use, mobility, distribution of equipment, services, and natural areas in the territory, in order to provide uniformity in the distribution of the onus and advantages generated by the development of the infrastructures. The planning, furthermore, aims to announce in advance what can be done in the face of solving problems that may hinder the dynamics of functioning that involve cities.


The term urban planning came to be introduced in the organization and management of cities due to the need to solve the problems caused by the great urban territorial expansion in the period of the industrial revolution. It was around the nineteenth century that socio-spatial sectorization related to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Hauenstein Eckert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Júlia Calvaitis Padilha
    • 2
  1. 1.PhD Student Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil
  2. 2.Academic Degree in Architecture and UrbanismUniversity of Cruz AltaCruz AltaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.CESUR, Center for Urban and Regional Systems, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal