What is urban?

  • (adj): Located in or characteristic of a city or city life.
    Example: "Urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on urban:

Haram - Protected Zone
... As used in Islamic urban planning, the word ḥaram (حرم) means "inviolate zone", an important aspect of urban planning in Muslim civilization ... access to parkland and nature (which were given another name, hima), to restrict urban sprawl, protect water-courses and watersheds and oases ...
Yeki - Demographics
64,197 are women 19,231 or 15.39% of its population are urban dwellers, which is greater than the Zone average of 9.7% ... men and 41,695 women 10,616 or 12.39% of its population were urban dwellers ... Concerning sanitary conditions, about 78.87% of the urban houses and 27.95% of all houses had access to safe drinking water at the time of the census, while about 77.26% of the urban and 38.24% of the total had toilet ...
Transect
... transect to refer to the varieties of land use from an urban core to a rural boundary ... General New Urban transect classifications (from highest to lowest density) are urban core, urban centre, general urban, suburban, rural, and natural ...
Operation Urban Warrior
... Operation Urban Warrior is a United States Marine Corps program created as an exercise meant to plan and test Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain and urban warfare in general ... urbanized and increasingly dangerous" and described a new fight zone called the "urban littoral," or coastal zone where most of the world's population will reside ... "Parts of the urban littoral will contain all the classic ingredients for conflict ...
Urban - Other Uses
... Urban, California, former town in El Dorado County Urban (name), given name and surname ...

More definitions of "urban":

  • (adj): Relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area.
    Example: "Urban sociology"; "urban development"

Famous quotes containing the word urban:

    A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    The gay world that flourished in the half-century between 1890 and the beginning of the Second World War, a highly visible, remarkably complex, and continually changing gay male world, took shape in New York City.... It is not supposed to have existed.
    George Chauncey, U.S. educator, author. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, p. 1, Basic Books (1994)

    The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)