The Executive Committee has placed upon me the duty of submitting to this Conference an outline of a city planning program, intended, with such amendments as shall be brought forth by discussion, to serve as a practical guide for local efforts in advancement of the city planning movement. Various features, forming parts of such a general program, will be taken up in detail at later sessions. I begin by assuming on the part of this Conference a general understanding of what city planning is, and a general acceptance of the desirability of having a city plan, and will take up at once the question of the method of going about it.