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  • verb Present participle of urbanize.


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  • Why are we so afraid to say that an area is "urbanizing," or that we are building "new towns?"

    Archive 2006-02-01 Ben Barren 2006

  • Why are we so afraid to say that an area is "urbanizing," or that we are building "new towns?"

    Tupac's 2.0 Remix of the MySpace OPR Edge Latte Ben Barren 2006

  • To fight against a people's war, it is necessary, here as in South Vietnam, to eliminate the people, either by killing them, destroying their society and forcing them into caves, or "urbanizing" them by driving them into refugee camps or urban centers.

    A Special Supplement: A Visit to Laos Chomsky, Noam 1970

  • Will you suffer a loss by "urbanizing" with high density (housing) on a valuable recreation site, Peak One, partially natural wetlands, directly adjacent to the bike and hiking trails?

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories The McDonald Family Frisco 2010

  • Like it or not, City Council has been "urbanizing" Santa Monica for years with no plans on curbing their current direction.

    unknown title 2009

  • • Brunswick County, N.C., a coastal area north of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a collection of rural and urbanizing towns that has grown 48%, to 107,062, since 2000.

    Census 2010: Are you counted? 2010

  • Malaysia has been urbanizing rapidly, meaning that the ruling United Malays National Organization can no longer rely on the Malay kampung vote to retain power.

    A Changing Malaysia 2012

  • Again, this is all changing: as the United States has been urbanizing, its urban areas have also been increasing in weighted density.

    Matthew Yglesias » Income Inequality and Low Savings Rate 2010

  • China is one of the world's most rapidly urbanizing countries; Shanghai, with 18 million inhabitants, has razed and redeveloped entire blocks of its Old City.

    Max Fraad Wolff: Half a World Away and 12 Hours Ahead Max Fraad Wolff 2010

  • Mr. Pande said China is clearly urbanizing at a faster pace compared to India, Indonesia and Vietnam, and mayors here want to improve urban management and deliver integrated public services.

    TCS to More Than Triple China Work Force Esther Fung 2011


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