“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”
An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations, but the term is not commonly extended to rural settlements such as villages and hamlets.
Urban areas are created and further developed by the process of urbanization. Measuring the extent of an urban area helps in analyzing population density and urban sprawl, and in determining urban and rural populations.
Unlike an urban area, a metropolitan area includes not only the urban area, but also satellite cities plus intervening rural land that is economically connected to the urban core city, typically by employment ties through commuting, with the urban core city being the primary labor market. In fact, urbanized areas agglomerate and grow as the core population/economic activity center within a larger metropolitan area or envelope.
In the US, Metropolitan areas tend to be defined using counties or county sized political units as building blocks of much larger, albeit more condensed population units. Counties tend to be stable political boundaries; economists prefer to work with economic and social statistics based on metropolitan areas. Urbanized areas are a more relevant statistic for determining per capita land usage and densities.
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, then, soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, and nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.
In this inspirational part, we take a tour and show the charm of a more neglected and worn side of the city. The city is an incredible source of beauty and inspiration, with all the glitz and attraction glistening below the city lights. But there is another side of the city altogether, one extensive with its own kind of attraction. The city is living and breathing and you must notice that fact. With the help of a talented photographer you can capture a city’s beauty in a picture and recognize its outstanding beauty.
In this post you’ll see 100+ photos from various photographers. They show a variety of different urban scenes and settings. Plentiful pictures! I love them all, because they show different circumstances in the society! Enjoy!