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  Urban Dictionary: Define Your World
Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions.
To banish a roomate from the room/dorm/apartment for the purpose of engaging in intimate relations with one's significant other/sex partner.
Urban Dictionary is not appropriate for all audiences.
www.urbandictionary.com   (245 words)

 Urban Dead - A Free Massively Multi-Player Web-Based Zombie Apocalypse
Another day of freak weather conditions, today, as thick fog blankets the city.
And the dead rise up and thrive, trailing through the ruined streets of the city, milling between buildings and clawing through makeshift barricades and diversions, reclaiming the city as their own.
Urban Dead is a free-to-play browser-based multi-player game where you play the survivor or victim of a zombie outbreak in a quarantined city centre, alongside tens of thousands of others.
www.urbandead.com   (190 words)

At this council Urban was able to broach the subject of the Crusades.
Urban's reception in France had been most enthusiastic, and enthusiasm for the Crusade had spread as the pope journeyed on from Italy.
In every possible way Urban encouraged people to take the cross, and he did not easily dispense from their obligations those who had once bound themselves to undertake the expedition.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15210a.htm   (2030 words)

  Urban Anthropology
Urban anthropologists are therefore required to extend their scope, develop new skills, and to take written materials, surveys, historical studies, novels and other sources into account.
Urban anthropologists themselves rarely address one critical point: Although the initial goal of urban anthropology was to counter the dichotomy between "primitive" and "complex" societies within the disciplines of anthropology and sociology, the validity of this oppositional concept in the real world has never been seriously questioned.
Whereas urban anthropology in the 1960s and 70s focused on particular issues such as migration, kinship, and poverty, derived from (or in contrast to) traditional-based fieldwork, urban anthropologists had, by the 1980s, expanded their interests to any aspect of urban life.
www.indiana.edu /~wanthro/URBAN.htm   (3479 words)

  Urban legend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban legends are a kind of folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them (see rumor).
Urban legends are sometimes repeated in news stories and, in recent years, distributed by e-mail.
Urban legends often are born of fears and insecurities, or specifically designed to prey on such concerns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_legend   (883 words)

 Urban Planning Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective.
Successful urban planning considers character, of "home" and "sense of place", local identity, respect for natural, artistic and historic heritage, an understanding of the "urban grain" or "townscape," pedestrians and other modes of traffic, utilities and natural hazards, such as flood zones.
There is a direct, well-researched connection between the density of an urban environment, and the amount of transport into that environment.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Urban_planning   (1806 words)

 Urban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban area, a geographical area (including cities and towns) distinct from rural areas
Urban contemporary and Mainstream Urban, music synonymous with the contemporary musical genres of fl origin.
Pope Urban, a common papal name, derived from the concept of urbanity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban   (136 words)

 Urban and regional planners
Urban and regional planners often confer with land developers, civic leaders, and public officials and may function as mediators in community disputes, presenting alternatives that are acceptable to opposing parties.
Urban and regional planners often travel to inspect the features of land under consideration for development or regulation, including its current use and the types of structures on it.
Employment of urban and regional planners is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2012.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos057.htm   (1732 words)

 Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places In The United States: 1790 to 1990
The urban threshold was dropped to 4,000 in the 1880 census and to 2,500 in the 1910 census.
As described in the section on Urban and Urban Place, the compilation in the 1930s of an historical series of population totals for all urban places (places of 2,500 or more population) since 1790 identified some corrections to urban places and their populations at earlier censuses.
Treated in the historical urban place series as coextensive with the District of Columbia starting in 1890, although legislation was enacted in 1871 abolishing the municipal governments of Washington and Georgetown, and full consolidation did not occur until 1895.
www.census.gov /population/www/documentation/twps0027.html   (4915 words)

 Encyclopedia of Urban Legends Consumer Reviews
The definitive statement on the content from the dean of urban legend studies.
This test and compellingly readable annotation production module reply all your urban legend questions, content alphabetical entries on every characteristic of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of causal agent legends and their variations, story themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre.
There area unit hundreds of causal agent urban legends included here, along with their variations, and most entries area unit cross-referenced and include bibliographical citations.
books.bestgiftshopping.com /encyclopedia-of-urban-legends_0393323587_i.htm   (955 words)

 The Urban Revolution
Originally published in 1970, The Urban Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre's first sustained critique of urban society, a work in which he pioneered the use of semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in analyzing the development of the urban environment.
Lefebvre begins with the premise that the total urbanization of society is an inevitable process that demands of its critics new interpretive and perceptual approaches that recognize the urban as a complex field of inquiry.
The first English translation of Henri Lefebvre’s critique of urban life simmers with the student revolts of 1968 Paris and with the genuine conviction that the forces behind that unrest could still change cities as we now them.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/L/lefebvre_urban.html   (429 words)

 A Routledge Title: Urban Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Urban Studies is a world class journal providing an international forum for the discussion of issues in the fields of urban and regional analysis and planning.
A hallmark of the journal is that it publishes leading articles from urban scholars working from within a variety of disciplines, including geography, economics, sociology, political science as well as planning and public administration.
The journal aims to provide theoretically and empirically informed analysis of the myriad changes affecting the urban and regional condition in the economically advanced nations as well as less developed economies.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/00420980.asp   (151 words)

 Urban Legend (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plot Outline: A college coed suspects that murders around her campus are connected to Urban Legends.
"Urban Legend" is just like all the other horror movies ever made.
"Urban Legend" was just as good or bad as all the other recent horror movies.
us.imdb.com /Title?0146336   (373 words)

 JKCinema.com ==> Games and Movies
We present some popular urban legends and ask you to determine whether they're fact or fiction.
In this installment of the Urban Legends Series, we examine evidence of ghosts in the form of photographs, videos, and audio.
In this episode of our Urban Legends series, we present 5 popular cases of the paranormal and the unexplained.
www.jkcinema.com /gamesmov.asp?type=5   (159 words)

 LSS History
Program projects are designed to demonstrate the successful implementation of systemic urban education reform, and to identify strategies for sustaining scaling-up efforts to improve our capacity for achieving learning success of children and youth in disadvantaged urban communities.
The program aims to serve as a resource at local, state, and national levels through exchanging information on urban education reform; establishing collaborative activities to enhance and extend the work of the Urban Education Enhancement Program; and developing networking and collaborative relationships to improve the capacity for education in urban communities.
The LSS Urban Education Enhancement Program The LSS will carry out a program of development, applied research, and dissemination to significantly improve this nation's capacity to foster development and education of children and youth in urban communities.
www.temple.edu /LSS/urbaned.htm   (747 words)

 Urban Wildlife—Our Wild Neighbors | The Humane Society of the United States
The program promotes nonlethal means for resolving conflicts between wildlife and humans—making this the rule, not the exception—and cultivates an understanding and appreciation for those wildlife species commonly found in cities and towns.
This program gives individuals and communities an opportunity to assess and improve their property's usefulness as wildlife habitat, providing them with educational materials on habitat creation and restoration, including the award-winning newsletter, Wild Neighbors News.
Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Program member Iris Rothman shares her small city property with wild creatures of all shapes and sizes.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/urban_wildlife_our_wild_neighbors   (908 words)

 The Urban Institute | Home
The active involvement of New Orleans residents, business owners, and professional planners, say two experts on urban America, will be necessary to avoid resegregating the city's poor and minority citizens in isolated and distressed neighborhoods.
A 2004 Urban Institute study estimates that Medicare premiums alone will rise to nearly a quarter of total Social Security benefits by 2040.
The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage all minorities and women to apply.
urban.org /Template.cfm?Section=ByTopic&NavMenuID=62&TopicID=192&...   (383 words)

 Urban Club Introduction
The purpose of the Urban Club is to bring amateur astronomy back to the cities, back to those areas that are affected by heavy light pollution.
To qualify for the A.L.'s Urban Club Certificate, you need only be a member of the Astronomical League, either through an affiliated club or as a Member-at-Large, and observe 100 objects on the Urban Club list in light polluted skies.
All observations made in achieving the certificate for the Urban Club may be used toward certificates of other A.L. observing programs.
www.astroleague.org /al/obsclubs/urban/urban.html   (718 words)

 Urban Legends and Hoaxes Resource Center
Urban legends are stories that are either funny and/or contain horrifying content that may or may not be true.
Email urban legends and email hoaxes (which are what we focus on here) usually tell recipients to forward the email to everyone they know.
Below you'll find many of the most popular urban legends and hoaxes, so you can discover if that "urgent" email is legitimate or not.
www.scambusters.org /legends.html   (399 words)

 Oregon Department of Forestry Urban Forests
Urban and community forestry involves the planting, care and management of the trees where we live.
The urban forest is the mosaic of the planted landscape and the remnant native forests left behind as our cities have developed.
The health of this urban forest contributes to both the economic and the environmental well-being of our communities.
www.oregon.gov /ODF/URBAN_FORESTS/urban_forests.shtml   (121 words)

 Urban Design
Urban Design is a selective bibliographic research guide to Internet sites and library resources supporting urban design research at UC Berkeley.
Urban design (Cyburbia) Many links to full text papers and other resources for urban design, the new urbanism, etc.
Urban design: practices, pedagogies, premises (pdf file) Proceedings of an April 2002 conference organized by Van Alen Institute and the Urban Design programs of Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /ENVI/urbhist.html   (1814 words)

 Urban Dictionary: %s
What you get when you click the Urban Dictionary quick search found in the firefox bookmarks.
Check out your bookmark manager, and it'll tell you how to use it, They are just pointing it out to you.
This is because it's a special type of bookmark which lets you type the word "slang" followed by a slang term, and it will automatically look it up for you in this fine dictionary.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=%s   (328 words)

 Keith Urban Forums - Topix
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www.topix.net /forum/who/keith-urban   (413 words)

 Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Key Findings from the National Survey of America's Families
The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders.
Sarah Staveteig is a research assistant in the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project.
Copyright of the written materials contained within the Urban Institute website is owned or controlled by the Urban Institute.
www.urban.org /publications/309308.html   (2312 words)

 Urban Development: UNESCO SHS
The aim of the Urban Development Programme of UNESCO is to increase the Organization's contribution to urban public policies which respect, protect and promote inclusiveness, social cohesion and local democracy.
Our work is based on the development of multi-disciplinary knowledge and comparative research, and on capacity-building of urban professionals and civil society, as well as their national and local governments, and in close cooperation with other UN-agencies, such as UN-HABITAT -with whom a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 18 March 2005 (attached below).
Since 1994, Cities and Urban Development in cooperation with the UNESCO Intergovernmental Programme MOST (Management of Social Transformations) focused on cities as arenas of accelerated social transformations.
portal.unesco.org /shs/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5606&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (637 words)

 Urban Exploration
Some bona fide urban exploration plus miscellaneous photo essays on any topic that strikes my heart and camera, mainly in California, Arizona and New York State.
Urban exploration of schools,hospitals,cast les,military grounds,active & abandoned factories in Belgium.
Urban exploration writeups and photography showcase for various locations in the Northeast US, by Mr.
e.webring.com /hub?ring=draining   (309 words)

 Regional Policy Inforegio
Urban II is the Community Initiative of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for sustainable development in the troubled urban districts of the European Union for the period 2000-06.
As a follow-up to Urban I in 1994-99, Urban II aims more precisely to promote the design and implementation of innovative models of development for the economic and social regeneration of troubled urban areas.
It will also strengthen information and experience-sharing on sustainable urban development in the European Union.
ec.europa.eu /regional_policy/urban2/index_en.htm   (86 words)

 urban - Definitions from Dictionary.com
characteristic of or accustomed to cities; citified: He is an urban type.
The word gradually emerged in this sense as urbane became restricted to manners and styles of expression.
Urban renewal, euphemistic for "slum clearance," is recorded from 1955.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/urban   (292 words)

 Urban Movies
Another hilarious segment of "Neg's urban sports" from the British comedy show "Balls of Steel" this time Neg jumps onto the back of a random...
The P90 is the ultimate system for operating in urban and other close-quarter battle scenarios.
The synergy between the track's sonic boom and the urban acrobats is sick!
www.metacafe.com /tags/urban   (230 words)

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