Issue Date: October 2, 1967
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, Engraved
Color: Dark blue, light blue and black
Issued for the International Conference of the American Institute of Planners, this stamp publicizes the importance of urban planning and development.
Urban planning is a combination of science and art that seeks to organize all related features of a city. The goal of urban planning is to manage land use, transportation systems, and public works in a way that results in a compact downtown business area, mixed residential neighborhoods, and a minimal amount of urban sprawl. Portland, Oregon, is often referred to as a model of successful urban planning.