A sociologist who specializes in the problems of cities and urban life.

ur′ban·ol′o·gy n.


(Sociology) the branch of sociology that specializes in urban life and problems


(ˌɜr bəˈnɒl ə dʒi)

the study of urban problems, esp. as a social science.
ur`ban•ol′o•gist, n.


the study of urban affairs and problems. — urbanologist, n.
See also: Cities
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Unmaking turned out to be a classic of American urbanology, sociology, history, and political science, still assigned in graduate curricula on those subjects.
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