It's a telling tic that we often use "urban" as a synonym for "black."
urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.
Much of urban America, particularly in places like Phoenix, Houston, and Las Vegas, is primarily suburban.
The Daily Beast also reached out to urban Outfitters to ask who designed the “sun-faded vintage collection” shirt.
Emanuel faces a budget gap that could reach $1 billion, crumbling infrastructure, decaying schools and a host of other urban ills.
We must create a new rural environment which will not only stem the migration to urban centers, but reverse it.
In the year 1378, a contest arose between two popes, urban VI.
And this response to the appeal of urban the Second was not confined only to what we should call educated people.
Their heritage made them less than appreciative of urban life.
The development of urban institutions in the twelfth century was not peculiar to Belgium.
"characteristic of city life," 1610s (but rare before 1830s), from Latin urbanus "of or pertaining to a city or city life," as a noun, "city dweller," from urbs (genitive urbis) "city," of unknown origin. The word gradually emerged in this sense as urbane became restricted to manners and styles of expression. In late 20c. American English gradually acquiring a suggestion of "African-American." Urban renewal, euphemistic for "slum clearance," is attested from 1955, American English. Urban sprawl recorded by 1958. Urban legend attested by 1980.