Urban planning is the design stage of an urban development for a designated area of land. Urban planners must consider the civil, political, economic, financial, and sociological ramifications of each new development project. Comprehensive plans must be made regarding zoning laws and the surrounding areas, as well as any effects such developments may have on the environment and other developed cities.
Urban planning is a multifaceted process, incorporating the fields of engineering and architecture into its numerous stages. Civil engineering is an especially relevant area of focus regarding urban planning, as it is responsible for the public works systems that sustain populated areas, such as road, bridges, waterworks, suppliers of electricity and other types of energy, transportation, and other public services and institutions.
Each area of land and/or city may have its own particular laws regarding zoning and other types of restrictions, the violation of which may lead to possible lawsuits. Depending on the nature of each individual case, the proper urban planning expert may have a stronger focus in transportation, landscape architecture, construction, municipal planning, real estate development, traffic engineering, transit operations, eminent domain, building contracting, public works, and project management. Because the circumstances surrounding each urban development project may be very different, hiring an expert with relevant experience is crucial for the outcome of your case.
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