The concept of planning has been a subject of territorial debates amidst various disciplines and at all conclusions; everyone is a planner in his/her own right. It is against this background of oversimplification that this study attempts to explore the various meaning and scope of planning both from the general percept and town planners’ viewpoint. It relates the discus to Nigeria environment where the requisites, roles and challenges of urban planning within this domain were extensively explored. The paper which benefitted from a review of extant literature on the subject matter answer numerous questions inclusive of what it takes to be a town planner and what is expected of town planners.
Key words: Planning, urban and regional planning, town planner, Nigeria.
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