Urban Planning & it's partner Renewal (UP&R) melds common sense design & results in a tangible product that is the most important Health & Welfare concern equally accessable to and benefitted by every citizen resident. Achieved only by altruistic professionals who serve not for what they gain but by what they provide. The population that prioritizes UP&R will find it is the most effective & cost efficient means to offer high quality, sustainable & dynamic services & resources to all residents. This equal opportunity Princip is so important the "old white rich guys" contemporary acadamia love to hate were wise enough to put it in the constitution. The right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness begins with equal access. Yet, starting equal doesnt mean equal accomplishments. This is the source of class warfare I do not approve of nor of Mr Obama's constant exploitation of it for votes. He nor anyone have the right to “redistribute” the fruits of self sacrifice from the disciplined to the less disciplined who didnt use their resources 'smartly.' Anywho, High pop density accessing given infrastructure = the best the cost ratio. Doesnt take a math genius does it?
Urban planing is important because it provides urban renewal, and re-generation of inner cities by adapting urban planning methods to existing cities, that suffer from poor management by the abading authorities.