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

ur′ban·ol′o·gy n.
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(Sociology) the branch of sociology that specializes in urban life and problems
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(ˌɜr bəˈnɒl ə dʒi)

the study of urban problems, esp. as a social science.
ur`ban•ol′o•gist, n.
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the study of urban affairs and problems. — urbanologist, n.
See also: Cities
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