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Urban Planning Basic Knowledge

Urban and Regional Planning is a career field that is about the design and development of infrastructure in an urban setting. Can you guess these basic facts about the field of planning?
Urban Planning is an interdisciplinary field which includes elements of social sciences, civil engineering, architecture, human geography & politics.
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Last updated: January 22, 2023
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What civilization first used plans to a large scale?
Roman Empire
What plan is used to achieve the basic goals and aspirations of a city?
Comprehensive Plan
What do call a section of land that can be privately or publicly owned?
Parcel
What do you call a road that are built for high capacity?
Arterial
What do you call a road that are built for low capacity?
Local Road
What is considered the first mass produced suburb?
Levittown
Which journalist and activist protected neighborhoods from urban renewal?
Jane Jacobs
What are services such as sewage and law enforcement called?
Capital Facility
What South American capital was designed by the view of an airplane?
Brasilia
Which U.S. Supreme Court case made zoning legal?
Euclid vs. Ambler
Name the three primary types of zoning
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
Which city had a major influential reinvigoration from 1853 to 1870?
Paris
Which city model was popularized by Ebenezer Howard?
Garden City
Which urban design movement promotes walkability and mixed-use development?
New Urbanism
Which company designed Celebration, FL (a city designed exactly like the above)?
Disney
What is a downtown area more commonly known as?
Central Business District
What tool is commonly used to model plans and statistics in the form of maps?
GIS
What is the mix between a road and a street?
Stroad
What predated cars as the primary form of transportation in U.S. cities?
Streetcar
Which U.S. president is synonymous with the International Highway System?
Dwight Eisenhower
What is the term for a run-down residential area close to downtown?
Inner Ring Suburb
Which NYC Urban Planner is infamous for his highway construction?
Robert Moses
What "power" secures the health, safety and general welfare of a city?
Police Power
What term gives the government the right to take property with just compensation?
Eminent Domain
Who is synonymous with the "White City" and the Chicago World's Fair?
Daniel Burnham
What type of zoning is designed around the appearance and design of the building?
Form-based Zoning
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