According to Vitruvius Architecture is
Mesopotamia was the first civilization to have urban planning . Most of the cities were built on tells that were naturally forming elevated areas. These gave a natural fortification for the cities. They had very strict punishments for breaking the laws for building in the cities. The people of Mesopotamia considered city planning. We know this because of the seated statue of Gudea, Girsu. We also know based on the statues of themselves that the people viewed themselves as very worshipful, solemn, and humble. The White Temple was built at Uruk (Warka, Iraq).