from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The culture or way of life of city dwellers.
  • n. Urbanization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the study of cities, their geographic, economic, political, social and cultural environment
  • n. the culture or way of life of people who live in cities
  • n. urbanization


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  • But the attractiveness of walkable urbanism is desirable regardless of weather.

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Urban Paradox

  • NPR's Morning Edition ran a piece discussing the fate of suburban development and if "new urbanism" is an answer.

    August 2008

  • (For a non-bastardized understanding of resilience in urbanism and in other social-ecological systems, check out the website of Resilience Alliance and also their blog.)

    Resilient Urbanism

  • A "Katrina Cottage," designed by Maria Cusato, sits at a corner in Ocean Springs, Miss., where "new urbanism" is taking hold. swapContent ( 'firstMainStoryPhoto', 'applyMainStoryPhoto'); swapContent ( 'firstLargeStoryPhoto', 'applyLargeStoryPhoto'); - Gulf Coast taking a look at 'new urbanism'

  • "The new urbanism is recreating the old urbanism, and Ocean Springs is a prime example of that." - Gulf Coast taking a look at 'new urbanism'

  • If the first half of the twentieth century in American urbanism—the era of the City Beautiful movement, the garden suburbs, and urban renewal—can be characterized as the Age of Planning, the period after 1970 was the Age of the Market.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Some might call it a green belt, or use the term "landscape urbanism."

    The Full Feed from

  • If the video was promoting "urbanism" there would be no problem.

    Port Director Apologizes for Distributing NRA Video « PubliCola

  • Unlike the polemic heaped upon us by SLOG and certain other unnamed blogs who might ban my account, these guys don't seem to mind stomping on the sacred torch of "urbanism" ... with articles like "Moving from Gritty Belltown to Grittier Pioneer Square".

    On Other Blogs Today « PubliCola

  • Busquets is optimistic about what he calls "urbanism" despite what he admits was a disappointing past; he introduces his ten approaches by stating that "in recent decades urbanism has been able to redeem itself from the general perception that urban transformation meant spatial and environment poverty" and that "urbanism has now strongly reestablished its intellectual and professional abilities."

    Frank Gruber: Urban Design, the Book: Part Two of a Review


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