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1.A basic management function involving formulation of one or more detailed plans to achieve optimum balance of needs or demands with the available resources. The planning process (1) identifies the goals or objectives to be achieved, (2) formulates strategies to achieve them, (3) arranges or creates the means required, and (4) implements, directs, and monitors all steps in their proper sequence.
2.The control of development by a local authority, through regulation and licensing for land use changes and building.

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  • It is important to do a lot of planning before you undertake a new venture so you know what to expect,

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  • I wanted to know what my friends were planning to do when I arrived home for my birthday and it made me excited.

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  • We started planning for our 2016 family reunion beach trip now so we have a year to find a condo or house to rent and dates to book so we can go ahead and save up for it.

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