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urban area

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(Human Geography) (in population censuses) a city area considered as the inner city plus built-up environs, irrespective of local body administrative boundaries
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Noun1.urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or townurban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
megalopolis - a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
conurbation, sprawl, urban sprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
new town - a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
barrio - an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
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APROPOSED high speed rail station could pave the way for a huge new urban centre if the Midlands succeeds in changing government plans.
Increasing the availability, liveability and accessibility of the urban centre for tourists and for the resident population;
In March, the Alberta Court of Appeal vacated the Energy Resources Conservation Board's decision that Eden Valley reserve did not require the same setbacks established for an urban centre stating that the ERCB's decision was not made in a "justifiable, transparent or intelligible way.
EXHIBITIONS The Irlam House Bequest, above, Walker Art Gallery, until April 3; Beyond The Boundary, International Slavery Museum, until February 13; Hitched: Wedding Clothes and Costumes, Sudley House, until spring, 2011; Old Master Drawings, Lady Lever Gallery, until May 2; Underwater, The Bluecoat, until February 13; Nam June Paik, Tate Liverpool and FACT, until March 13: Doug Jones: Lares et Panates, Ceri Hand, until March 19; Closing Time, Milk and Sugar, until February 10; Lustre, Cornerstone Gallery, until February 18; 13 by Seven, Contemporary Urban Centre, until February 16; Response 0.
Adam said while he would consider his First Nation as non-viable, he would not be in favour of moving the entire reserve closer to an urban centre or what he referred to as the mainstream effort to "make First Nations people civilized.
The former "Buddleia Building" between Parliament Street and Jamaica Street was redeveloped in a pounds 16m project by social charity Novas to create a stunning new Contemporary Urban Centre in the heart of Liverpool.
Newcastle is not the only urban centre in the North-East where a new report on city centre living will make an impact, but its decision makers have as much reason as anyone to take note of such authoritative findings.
Almost 3 out of every of 10 of these people (28%) lived in an urban centre.
In Brussels, untreated waste water from the entire urban centre is discharged directly to the river Senne which, within the city district, has been covered to avoid diseases and smells, but downstream of Brussels can be considered more of an open sewer than a river.
Santiago de Guatemala is a monograph on the demographic and social history of the most important urban centre in colonial Central America.
Earlier this month, the Alberta Court of Appeal vacated the Energy Resources Conservation Board's decision that Eden Valley reserve did not require the same setbacks established for an urban centre.
EXHIBITIONS The Irlam House Bequest, Walker Art Gallery, until April 3; Beyond The Boundary, International Slavery Museum, until February 13; Hitched: Wedding Clothes and Costumes, Sudley House, until spring, 2011; Old Master Drawings, Lady Lever Gallery, until May 2; Underwater, The Bluecoat, until February 13; Nam June Paik, Tate Liverpool and FACT, until March 13: Doug Jones: Lares et Panates, Ceri Hand, until March 19; Closing Time, Milk and Sugar, until February 10; Lustre, Cornerstone Gallery, until February 18; 13 by Seven, Contemporary Urban Centre, until February 16; Response 0.