urbanism

noun ur·ban·ism \ ˈər-bə-ˌni-zəm \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of urbanism

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

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1884

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