urban studies

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Noun[edit]

urban studies (uncountable)

  1. The study of the urban development of cities.
    Synonym: urbanistics
    Coordinate term: urbanism
    • 2013, Mark Davidson, Deborah Martin, Urban Politics: Critical Approaches, SAGE (→ISBN), chapter 8:
      We might say that there has been a 'queering' of urban studies insofar as the metropolitan lives, subcultures and social movements of gays and lesbians are now seen as valid objects of study.

Noun[edit]

urban studies pl (plural only)

  1. Individual studies carried out on this topic.
    • 2013, Masashi Haneda, Islamic Urban Studies, Routledge (→ISBN), page 185:
      Urban studies of cities other than Istanbul hardly existed until two decades ago. Though cities were frequently mentioned in historical studies about the socio-economic formation of the Ottoman Empire, the city itself was seldom the primary target of concern.

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