Definition of urbanize
1 : to cause to take on urban characteristics urbanized areas
2 : to impart an urban way of life to urbanize migrants from rural areas
Examples of urbanize in a Sentence
every September the city of Boston urbanizes a new crop of college students from small towns across the country
Recent Examples of urbanize from the Web
China was urbanizing at an unprecedented rate and had become a playground for architects.
Seattle urbanized the most: Faster growth in the city’s neighborhoods meant that average neighborhood density was 3 percent higher in 2016 than in 2010.
He was involved in the development of Village Center, the Landmark project and previous attempts to urbanize the Orchard Subarea.
In the age of roadside IEDs, urbanizing warfare, and sporadic firefights, suddenly going airborne could be nifty.
But unless the world can find better ways to get water to a rapidly urbanizing population in Africa and Asia, the next 25 years might not be nearly as positive.
Nigeria’s population, which is growing and urbanizing at one of the fastest rates in the world, is expected to increase to 400 million from 180 million by 2050, according to projections by the United Nations.
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