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Town planning
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I. General

Town planning is the designing of urban settlements (Town, city) on an organizational basis, with the central and particular functions of the town, e.g. as a port or a political centre, having an effect on its external and internal form. Most towns and cities in the Middle East and Egypt arose in the earliest times (in the Middle East from the 5th millennium onwards) at economically or strategically im…

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin), Höcker, Christoph (Kissing) and Prayon, Friedhelm (Tübingen), “Town planning”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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