Regional planning is the discipline which deal with the efficient placement of activities related to the use of a land, infrastructure and settlement growth across a city or town.
Regional planning is a sub discipline of urban planning and it includes the formulation of laws and normatives that permits an efficient planning and management of works across the region.
People who are working in this area are called regional planner and they have the aim to develop land as to create communities, deal with the population growth and revitalise the facilities of a town, city or metropolitan area.
Before implementing a plan, regional planners identify the community needs and then create long or short terms solutions to improve both communities and territories.
In addition, to develop a successful process,regional planners work in collaboration with public officials, community members and other groups of individuals who can help them identify any community problems and goals. Through the process of research, analysis and collaboration, they produce strategies to solve these issues and achieve the purposes.
Regional planners adopt different tools and technologies such as statistical software, data visualisation programs, database programs and financial spreadsheets, As well as this, Geographic Information System software is adopted to integrate data (e.g. population density) with digital maps.
Area planning is a branch of urban planning which focuses in a restricted land. As for regional planning, area planning consists in processes which regulate the use of a land in an efficient and ethical way, by preventing land-use disagreements.
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