urban studies

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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.


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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