Economic Research Institute Study paper
Utah State University
In many ways town and country planning is an exceedingly old science or art. Nineva, Babylon, and Damascus were (or are) planned cities and as long as 3,000 B.C. worker's villages in areas near the sites of the great pyramids were carefully laid out. Miletus was an example of town planning by the ancient Greeks and or course the Romans were notable and conspicuous planners.
LeBaron, Allen, "The Case for Town and Country Planning" (1969). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 348.