chapter  5
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Background and history of planning

From earliest recorded times groups of people have been organised to work together towards planned goals and planners co-ordinated and controlled their efforts to achieve desired outcomes.

Considerable planning skills were required by, for example, the ancient Egyptians to build their pyramids, the ancient Chinese to build the Great Wall of China, and the Romans when building their roads, aqueducts and Hadrian’s Wall.