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1. The culture or way of life of city dwellers.
2. Urbanization.
3. The theory of city planning.


1. (Human Geography)
a. the character of city life
b. the study of this
2. (Human Geography) a less common term for urbanization


(ˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm)

1. the way of life of people who live in a city.
2. the study of city life.
3. urbanization.
[1885–90; < French]


the views and behavior of those who champion urban living as superior to life elsewhere. Cf. ruralism, suburbanism. — urbanistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
the views of those who prefer to live in cities. — urbanist, n., adj.
See also: Cities
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