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rurban (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to a location which has both urban and rural characteristics.
- 1915, Charles J. Galpin, Rural Life. New York: The Century Company.
- 1926, John M. Gillette, "Community Concepts," Social Forces, vol. 4, no. 4, p. 686,
- The rurban community offers greater possibilities of social stratification than does the open country community.
- 1946, Walter Firey, "Ecological Considerations in Planning for Rurban Fringes," American Sociological Review, vol. 11, no. 4, p. 413,
- There exists what has come to be called the "rurban fringe," an area occupied by tar paper shacks and stately estates, large commercial farms and one-acre part-time farms, golf courses and cemeteries, airports and obnoxious industries.
- 2002, Andre Wink, "From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean: Medieval History in Geographic Perspective," Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 428,
- In the lands of the Indian Ocean ‘agrarian cities’ and ‘rurban’ settlements of all sizes were the general rule throughout the medieval period.