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urbanism, Greek and Hellenistic  

Robin Osborne

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Urban units are to be distinguished not simply by the size of the community, but by its topographical organization, occupational pattern, and cultural sophistication. The formation of ... More

urbanism, late Roman  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary
The traditional picture of overall decline is being modified by excavations and surveys which show wide variations in place and time, and by partly semantic disputes: are we confronting the death of ... More

urbanism, Roman  

Nicholas Purcell

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Oxford Classical Dictionary
The Romans, ‘the most city-proud people known’, in *Procopius' late description (Goth. 8. 22. 7), founded their city-policy and urban ideology principally on their own city. Already in the 6th cent. ... More

Urbanization and Environment in Mexico since 1521  

Matthew Vitz

Online publication date:
Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Urbanization and environmental change have worked in tandem over the course of Mexican history. Hinterland production, the establishment of market economies, and the intensive ... More

Industrialization and Urbanization in the United States, 1880–1929  

Jonathan Rees

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Jul 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Between 1880 and 1929, industrialization and urbanization expanded in the United States faster than ever before. Industrialization, meaning manufacturing in factory settings using machines ... More

Urbanization in East Africa, circa 900–2010 CE  

Andrew Burton

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
East Africa’s urban past is broken down into five historical periods. The first (c. 900–1500 ce) saw the emergence of an urban Swahili culture on the East African coast that flourished ... More

Urban Landscapes and Green Infrastructure  

Stephan Pauleit, Rieke Hansen, Emily Lorance Rall, Teresa Zölch, Erik Andersson, Ana Catarina Luz, Luca Szaraz, Ivan Tosics, and Kati Vierikko

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Environmental Science
Urban green infrastructure (GI) has been promoted as an approach to respond to major urban environmental and social challenges such as reducing the ecological footprint, improving human ... More

Urban Politics in the United States before 1940  

James J. Connolly

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May 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
The convergence of mass politics and the growth of cities in 19th-century America produced sharp debates over the character of politics in urban settings. The development of what came to ... More

Urban Politics in the United States since 1945  

Lily Geismer

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Apr 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
Urban politics provides a means to understand the major political and economic trends and transformations of the last seventy years in American cities. The growth of the federal ... More

Urban Practice  

Melvin Delgado

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Social work practice is best understood and practiced when taking into account the local context. The urban context of social work practice may share much with suburban and rural contexts ... More

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