Meaning of urbanism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəːbənɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • 1The way of life characteristic of cities and towns.

    ‘a lot of their songs are about cities and urbanism’
    • ‘In its gentle, humane urbanism, this historic city still offers lessons for the future.’
    • ‘As segregation intensified, so did black political power, formed in the very institutions that exemplified the racist ideology built into 20th-century urbanism.’
    • ‘Late 19th-century Mexican urbanism was still struggling with its Conquest-era foundations.’
    • ‘The graffiti in his films suggest a basic urbanism.’
    • ‘What a sad misuse of her central work that it becomes the mantra for a whole lot of sentimental, claustrophobic, fake urbanism.’
    1. 1.1The development and planning of cities and towns.
      ‘his interests include issues related to architectural design and urbanism’
      • ‘They explained German approaches to 'landscape urbanism', which is landscape design in large and dense urban agglomerations.’
      • ‘It traces developments of provocative networks and typologies for regional planning and new urbanism.’
      • ‘Far from being a designer frill, the courtyard is a 'building block' of coherent urbanism for an entire urban district.’
      • ‘This residential complex with distinctive stacking blocks has widely influenced thinking about urbanism and building systems.’
      • ‘The master plan is an urbanism driven by architects and not developers.’