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

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

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  • n. a sociologist who studies the problems of living in cities and towns


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  • As the renowned urbanologist Jane Jacobs once said, cities don't just lure the middle class.

    How Property Taxes and the 'Curley Effect' Are Killing Baltimore

  • According to the research of urbanologist Christopher Leinberger of the Brookings Institution, with each incremental increase in walkability, property values are likely to rise.

    John F. Wasik: Revive U.S. Housing by Killing Cars and 'Spurbs'

  • But turning to the political side of DeMint's argument, it's highly reminiscent of the 1990s theory (dubbed the "Valhalla Syndrome" by California-based urbanologist Joel Kotkin) that prosperous white folks fleeing California's crime, taxes and people of color were turning the Rocky Mountain States bright red even as California itself turned blue.

    Ed Kilgore: DeMint's Valhalla Syndrome

  • The thesis of the urbanologist, Richard Florida, that renewal follows an influx of artists, gays, bohemians and ethnic minorities may be questionable elsewhere but it applies in New York.

    Simon Jenkins: Only One Scar of 9/11 Has Failed to Heal

  • David Dixon, a prominent Boston-based urbanologist, explains that density carries an unfair stigma.

    Jared Seeger: Very Smart Growth

  • Mr Kotkin, a California-based urbanologist, has produced a volume which ranges from demography to city design to economics to ethnicity.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • University in Chicago, has been called a political gadfly, an urbanologist, a "nice guy," a political operative, a "man of great enthusiasm," a flimflammer, an influence peddler, an

    Chicago Reader

  • Pierce suggests that the positive aspects of revitalizing the areas provides broader benefits, including those noted by famed Harvard urbanologist William Julius Wilson.

  • As we were meeting with Mukesh Mehta, urbanologist Matias Echanove was also exploring Dharavi, trying to learn its language. - Comments

  • An urbanologist and Chicago historian (he literally wrote the book on Hyde Park), his latest book chronicles 24 of Chicago's greatest walking tours -- and ...



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