See how planning benefits Columbus

The City of Columbus Planning Department wants residents to get a better idea of what it does and how it helps them in everyday life.

October is National Community Planning Month. The American Planning Association is using this time to highlight the role of planners and planning in a community.

Planning is the process of envisioning, mapping or otherwise conceiving how a community will look, grow and define itself .

Residents can visit the planning department's web site www.columbusga.org/planning or view a display at the Columbus Library on Macon Road.