ur·​ban·​ism | \ ˈər-bə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce urbanism (audio) \

Definition of urbanism

1 : the characteristic way of life of city dwellers
2a : the study of the physical needs of urban societies

Examples of urbanism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elihu Rubin, an associate professor of urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture, said the aesthetic of the corridor is very much technofuturist, a sort of new baroque architecture that makes a spectacle of technical innovation. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 6 Dec. 2021 Carl Allen, who runs a popular urbanism account on TikTok, noted that there are ways of achieving density that don’t sacrifice air and daylight. Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2021 Sharpe is running a campaign focused on housing, transit and urbanism, while Brooks comes from an activist background. Ben Brasch, ajc, 14 Oct. 2021 Funding for the project comes from a $10,000 tactical urbanism grant from the Indiana State Department of Health, which does calls for projects twice a year. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 15 Oct. 2021 But the urbanism of the Villages turns out to be only so-so in practice. Alissa Walker, Curbed, 20 Aug. 2021 Tactical urbanism builds on the street art concept essentially creating a mural on the street to serve as a functional crossing. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 15 Oct. 2021 The call for proposals will support artistic tactical urbanism improvements in the city. Post-tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Cloud Gardens skirts the threshold of utopian and dystopian urbanism. Lewis Gordon, Wired, 2 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of urbanism

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Urbanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urbanism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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