Recent Examples of urban from the Web
The conference will address barriers and opportunities, as well as the current state of urban farming in Massachusetts.
Worldwide, the urban population is rising by about 65 million people annually; that’s the equivalent of adding eight New York Cities to the planet every single year.
This go-round, a city mayor, a police chief and others raised questions about the effect of the bill on urban areas.
And there have been no school massacres at urban or predominantly black schools.
But based on her research, this trend was most relevant to urban men in their 20s and 30s.
Surprisingly, while western fires are often the most newsworthy, the study found that much of the growth of the wildland-urban interface has been in the densely populated eastern U.S., as well as the southern Plains states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Lindsay, who had a keen interest in architecture and urban planning, quickly established the Urban Design Group as part of New York City’s planning department.
The building, located at 635 N. Scott St., is zoned HU-MU (historic urban, mixed use), one of the designations under city ordinance where commercial short-term rental licensing is permitted and, thus, unlimited.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
Origin and Etymology of urban
First Known Use: circa 1634See Words from the same year
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Definition of urban for English Language Learners
: of or relating to cities and the people who live in them
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