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by design

Deliberately and purposefully; as one planned or intended. I assure you that everything you saw has happened by design.
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by design

On purpose, deliberately, as in Whether by luck or by design, his application was accepted. This term, originally put as on design, uses design in the sense of "plan." [First half of 1600s]
See also: by, design
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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It contributes to a wide-ranging spatial masterplan of part of the town or city being developed, something that Towards an Urban Renaissance and By Design consider essential to the urban design process.
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