Urban planning integrates land use planning and transportation planning to improve the community environment. Aspects of urban planning include aesthetics, safety, slums, urban decay, reconstruction, and transportation.
Urban planning is not always placed within the purview of engineering; most schools place it instead within architecture, and the line between the disciplines is often blurred (for example, see article on design engineering).
About Urban and Regional Planning
Within the engineering disciplines, urban planning is most similar to design engineering and civil engineering.