rurban rur‧ban [ˈrɜːbən ǁ ˈrɜːr-] adjective
happening or connected with areas on the edge of cities that are being developed and may soon become part of the city:

• What changes are happening on the rurban fringe of towns and cities?

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rurban UK US /ˈrɜːbən/ adjective PROPERTY
used to describe land in the countryside on the edge of a town or city, on which new housing, businesses, etc. are being built: »

The company plans to turn the countryside into a rurban area.


a rurban housing project in Spain

Compare RURAL(Cf. ↑rural), URBAN(Cf. ↑urban)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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