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urbanism

[ur-buh-niz-uh m] /ˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the way of life of people who live in a large city.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; urban + -ism, modeled on French urbanisme
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  • Hecht said the research also challenges the idea that urbanism means a central, dominant, and powerful city.
  • In a city, architecture and urbanism-and therefore politics-are inextricably linked.
  • The result is urbanism on steroids-big blocks, big buildings, little charm.
  • Downgrading the evidence of the built world--its cities and its structures--has profoundly affected architecture and urbanism.
British Dictionary definitions for urbanism

urbanism

/ˈɜːbəˌnɪzəm/
noun (mainly US)
1.
  1. the character of city life
  2. the study of this
2.
a less common term for urbanization See urbanization
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Word Origin and History for urbanism
n.

1885, from urban + -ism.

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