Urban Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Urban Quotes from famous persons: John Paul Stevens, Wood Harris, Rahul Gandhi, Yuna, Ben Eine. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Urban Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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Colonial history contains many examples of firearm regulations in urban areas that imposed obstacles to their use for protection of the home.
We had a very normal, sort of ghetto, urban upbringing. My father was a bus driver and my mother was a seamstress and a substitute schoolteacher, off and on. So, that all adds up to no money.
Wood Harris
Demonetization crippled SMEs and has destroyed the unorganised sector, forcing workers to leave urban employment and go back to their villages looking for MNREGA work.
I use the ‘Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow’ Palette every day. I’ve tried a bunch of stuff, but this is my favorite. For eyebrows, I use the ‘Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow’ Pomade in Dark Brown, and for mascara, I don’t use anything else but ‘Urban Decay Perversion‘ Mascara.
In certain places around the world, street art is widely accepted and it is part of the urban environment.
I liked dark, urban stories likePeter Gunn,’ which was a detective series on network TV when I was a little boy. I grew up in a farmtown in the Midwest where not much exciting happened. I liked the idea of lives lived at night and the shadowy characters who lived in that demi-monde.
In urban America, you do not so much meet a romantic partner as inherit the product of someone else’s romantic crimes.
Lee Siegel
People tend to see all black congressmen as liberals with an urban twist: They’re all for gun control and against the death penalty. It’s not true, and it shouldn’t be true.
25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
The city of Cork – the urban center, where all the shops and bars and everything are – is actually an island, a river island.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
I realized how far-reaching the effect of hip hop was when I walked by a jewelry store named Bling in a small, rural town in France. Hip hop has made a huge impact on urban culture. Yet many brands still don’t speak to young people in a tone and manner that’s representative of them.
Urbanization has relied on land conversion and land financing, which is causing urban sprawl and, on occasion, ghost towns and waste.
The Democrats take the black vote for granted so they don’t have to appeal to anything… I haven‘t heard Mrs. Clinton talk about the urban pathologies in the American ghetto that are the result of progressive urban policiesfailed policies.
There was a time Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered to be ‘urban.’ The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I’m gone, after I’m dead.
Basically, I think that Gotham is all of our urban nightmares and fears made into reality. Instead of hearing footsteps from behind you while you walk down the streets, turning around and finding nobody there, there is somebody there.
When one deals with urban issues, one never deals with clear black-and-white issues; they’re all trade-offs. Important urban issues present conflicting values.
I really like the whole urban farming idea, because I grow my own produce in L.A., and I think it’s great to teach people here in Manhattan so they can do the same.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
‘All Def’ is unlike any other comedy show or set because ‘All Def’ goes back to the essence of how urban comedy started. We give it a ‘stoop appeal.’ A stoop appeal is important for us because it’s where pretty much all black comics started doing their standup: cracking jokes on the stoop, in the hood.
Tiredness sets a natural limit to what a human being is prepared to walk daily, and this limit has taught man all through history the size of rural or urban communities.
Athletics talent is more prominent in the villages than in the urban areas because the main factor determining the difference is hard work which is an integral part of an athlete‘s training.
With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.
Los Angeles County is one of the most park-poor urban areas in the nation, and the San Gabriel Valleystretching from Pasadena to Pomona – is especially starved for open space.
As megacities like Mexico City and Lagos become increasingly common, we could see a rise of the urban epidemic and a new era of infectious disease threatening global health security.
I hope to focus on what I’m passionate about because I think I’d do them best job on them – education, urban education, women and children‘s issues and literacy.
I have a low taste for urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
In the traditional urban novel, there is only survival or not. The suburban idea, the conformist idea, that agony can be seen to and cured by doctors or psychoanalysis or self-knowledge is nowhere to be found in the city. Talking is a way of life, but it is not a cure. Same with religion.
I think my style is definitely urban chic. I love mixing street style with the high-end luxury brands, like Gucci, for example. Quite fun.
The Olympic movement has made a conscious attempt to make sports and disciplines urban in nature.
Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody’s writing about them. They’re really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations.
I consider my music edgy, urban and with an earthy element.
I will say that growing up as a kid in an urban environment and having lived in cities all my life, the one achievement that everyone can look forward to is getting the perfect parking spot.
We use the word ‘urban’ to mean black or Latino, but that’s not what the word means. It actually means ‘from the city.’ I’m not from the city. I’m from the suburbs of Connecticut. I grew up with mostly all white people.
Casting directors said that I look like an urban girl with sharp features. Maybe that is true, but we are living at a time where a lot of advanced make-up techniques are available.
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
I see myself writing in the tradition of urban ethnography and in the tradition of the sociology of poverty.
I think my style is definitely urban chic. I love mixing street style with the high-end luxury brands, like Gucci, for example. Quite fun.
My song ‘Play It Again’ is a perfect example of my music because the verses go so hard, and they’re so urban; and then this pop hook comes out of nowhere and socks you in the face and makes you want to dance.
The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models.
I started my career as an assistant for Wu-Tang Clan, then transitioned into urban marketing.
Without a shadow of doubt, Trafalgar Square has to be one of the most crap urban public spaces in the world.
I always take a story that’s kind of out there, like an urban myth. I take some possibility that people imagine, that they are familiar with, and try to turn it into a story.
Cecelia Ahern
Israeli ingenuity was never more evident than in the Ayalon bullet factory built during the British occupation of Palestine. It was constructed underneath an urban kibbutz. The workers had a bakery and laundry which provided constant clatter to disguise the work carried on below ground.
I realized some time ago that, while there are really, really high quality schools in urban India – my daughter attends one – there are very few high quality schools in rural India. And that is mostly because of the perception that there are not enough people to pay a reasonable fee in rural India.
Shaffi Mather
Hardcore bands were coming out with names like Urban Waste and The Mob, you know, a lot of kind of tough names. So Beastie Boys was the stupidest name we could come up with. And unfortunately, it stuck.
I was familiar with that and ‘Rio Bravo.’ ‘Rio Bravo’ was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time.
Blade Runner appears regularly, two or three times a year in various shapes and forms of science fiction. It set the pace for what is essentially urban science fiction, urban future and it’s why I’ve never re-visited that area because I feel I’ve done it.
If you’re a part of this urban intelligentsia, you’re not around animals all the time the way people were in the past. So animals become a part of the folklore.
Typically, market-driven growth spawns urbanisation and leads to migration. Urban centres expand into humongous entities that thrive on an unending supply of energy.
I have a very pop voice, but there’s so much of me I associate mostly with urban music, so I try to blend the two.
Aubrey O’Day
In 1960, it was still – no nostalgia here – an age when you could leave your door unlocked even in urban neighborhoods.
My government‘s pro-women initiatives, starting from Mission Shakti to Mamata, along with 50% reservations for women in the panchayat and urban local body polls have helped empower women in political, social, and economic spheres.
Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening, and massage therapy and direct that money to where it’s appropriate in protecting the health of the American people.
I love jeans and T-shirts, but for red carpets, I like Oscar de la Renta, who is timeless. Marchesa celebrates the female form in an ethereal way. Donna Karan does an Urban Zen collection, which is eco-friendly. I love socially conscious fashion.
More often than what you’re suggesting, I find people are surprised that I have an urban side to me.
To any young person starting out on life and looking to make a quick fortune, I have this advice: forget banking, but go instead into security, scaffolding, or urban trench digging. Not in a hands-on way. I mean start a company.
When we started to do punk, we put all of these things together to create the look of an urban guerrilla – a rebel.
Everyone’s looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
Conflicts are increasingly causing devastation in densely populated urban centres rather than open battlefields, creating a host of new problems through the cumulative impact from the destruction of vital services like water and electricity.
I’m playing my first urban character in ‘Thirudan Police.’ It’s an important film because I’ll be breaking the stereotype that I’m only fit for rural characters with this role.
In small towns, bored teenagers turn their eyes longingly to the exciting doings in the big cities, pining for urban amenities like hipster bars and farmersmarkets and indie-rock festivals. Like everyone else, they want the vibrant and they will not be denied.
The Koran was revealed at a time of great change in the Arab world, the seventh-century shift from a matriarchal nomadic culture to an urban patriarchal system.
I feel like I don’t fit in. There’s not a lot of outlets for urban music, for black artists who don’t have that crossover thing going early on.
I love New York. New York is busy. It’s dirty. It’s smelly. I’m a real urban animal: I love cities. I like being in the middle of it all.
Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that’s all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it’s wrong. But people act like it’s some crazy thing they never heard of. They don’t know.
Michael Vick
If we’re talking about the urban landscape as an advanced, forward-thinking art form, there must be some intellectual thinking involved.
There’s this concept in urban music and lifestyle that money is everything, and I’m just not with it. If it makes money, it doesn’t make it good. If it’s good, it’s good.
There’s no reason that there has to be a fringe network that illuminates an urban or a multiethnic experience.
The power of the print reviewer is one of those urban myths. There have always been shows that slipped under the critical radar to become popular successes: ‘Tobacco Road’, ‘Abie’s Irish Rose‘ and our old friendSpider-Man’, which got the worst reviews in theatre history and is still apparently going strong.
Ben Brantley
I can sign all of the emergency proclamations I want, but that’s not going to fix the infrastructure in urban Honolulu.
Most educated Indians are bilingual. Amongst the urban elite though, there is a disdain for regional languages. That’s unfortunate.
Today, we have sophisticated building technology: we can calculate and simulate the environments and performance of the building, the thermal exposure of envelop, or the air flow through an urban space or structure.
I really didn’t think this was going to be a success. We did the first three episodes and I said to Adam, ‘I can’t see this going anywhere. I’ve already used up all my urban legends.’
In Cardiff, I’ve heard a number of accent mixes that weren’t previously heard before such as Cardiff-Arabic and Cardiff-Hindi. This pattern is repeating itself in many urban communities across the U.K.; people are especially keen to develop a strong sense of local identity.
As mayor I don’t intend to be just a voice for Portland. I intend to be a voice for urban America.
‘American Horror’ goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic‘ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice‘-era urban legends.
Working-class and poor urban Americans are not benefiting economically from our current food system. It relies too much on transportation, chemical fertilization, big use of water, and also refrigeration.
Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose.
Urban America is like a foreign country in a sense.
I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.
Political professionals on all sides of the Ottawa aisle understand the same basic fact: given the electoral realities in this country, there is no path to victory without the support of urban centres and/or Quebec.
I am hopeful that the concept of ‘cultural appropriation‘ is a passing fad: people with different backgrounds rubbing up against each other and exchanging ideas and practices is self-evidently one of the most productive, fascinating aspects of modern urban life.
If we’re talking about the urban landscape as an advanced, forward-thinking art form, there must be some intellectual thinking involved.
I wanted to write a book specifically aimed toward young people. I wanted to write a book that anybody can read and enjoy, but I did want to aim it at young people and, even more specifically, urban young people.
Every sleep doctor I’ve talked to said it was an urban legend that you shouldn’t wake up a sleepwalker. All that will happen is that you will get condescended to.
You can put the greatest seafood restaurant next to an average steak house in an urban area, and that steak house will do more business than the seafood place. If you go to the water, you can put an average seafood place next to the greatest steak house, and people are going to eat seafood.
Though ‘KK’ is an urban film and has more scope for fast-paced numbers, I’ve made sure that there’s a bit of melody in all the songs.
I don’t like the word ‘urban’ because I think it’s a bit of a generalisation and they use it to class music, but I don’t think it’s a word that necessarily classes music.
Taio Cruz
Work from home will relieve the pressure on urban infrastructure and land, which can be released for mass housing or public transport, and critical lung space.
We are extremely focused on building some of the assets which are going into mid-India, semi-urban and rural, and that’s our DNA. We are building a retail bank, and a lot of the deposit base is still in urban India.
In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past.
I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It’s a wide range. I’m from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market.
I love 50 Cent. I know it sounds weird ’cause a lot of kids might not say that right now, but I definitely want to work with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Coldplay: I want to work with different artists that are going to push my music to a new level. Not just in urban music.
There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents.
Preston Manning
When the written and spoken word is censored, the urban landscape becomes a nation’s only physical link to the past.
I did the co-writing thing all through the ’90s and I got one hit out of it – a Keith Urban song called ‘But For The Grace Of God‘ – but then I got burnt out.
We don’t consider black, urban films as ‘indies,’ though many of them are shot for under $10 million which is kind of the definition of an indie.
Urban planning should be done with the mindset that we are determining the city’s fabric for 100 years to come.
By 2050, seven out of ten people will live in cities, which will account for six billion people living in urban areas. That phenomenon is central to all the challenges humanity faces. If there is an issue to be addressed, then it is certainly happening in cities and therefore must be considered on an urban scale.
I come from a specific tradition of sociology, which is urban ethnography.
I really like the whole urban, hip-hop kind of thing.
Urban Indian Organizations are a lifeline to Native Americans living in urban areas across California.
After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn’t reviewed.
Fay Godwin
I have an economics degree with a minor in sociology. The reason I have that is because I want to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids.
Children in urban communities suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome in higher proportions than veterans, and they need therapeutic outlets, which arts and drama has proven to provide.
Urban is not actually my world. It was me trying something out, basically. I come from a gospel background.
We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that ‘9/11’? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we’d give that huge event a different name.
A lot of people have read the Mira Grant books who are not urban fantasy readers, and they would never have picked up a book with an urban fantasist’s name on the cover, but then they go on to read my urban fantasy and like it.
‘We Are Pop Culture’ is my clothing line for women that started with just T-shirts. The clothing line is urban street wear. It’s for women that feel confident in their own skin and want to express themselves. The whole idea is to play with modern pop culture and previous pop culture using art and sayings.
One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.
I invite you all to visit our new Harold Square or Space 98 stores in New York. I think you’ll agree with me that these stores have a distinct Urban Outfitters personality, with fresh, exciting product and an experience that resonates with the 18 to 28 year old urban-dwelling customer.
The first time I’ve actually filmed in London, the locations we’ve all had have been real inner city, grimy urban places which has been great. Filming here, you’ve got everything on your doorstep, so when you’ve got time off, you can go into town, so I’ve really enjoyed it.
I love Chicago for several reasons, but one of the best is that I was so intrigued that you have wild rabbits running around in the city. I never had seen bunnies in such a large urban environment before.
For several years before I began ‘The Folded World,’ I worked at an urban college campus and had a job in a tutoring center, and people would come into the tutoring center, and for some reason, they just kept telling me their life stories.
They say country music stands for more than the rural life. It’s about life, period, whether lived in a high-rise or a hollow. I don’t think rural or urban has that much to do with it.
Urban areas tend to attract members of the ‘knowledge class’ – people who work with ideas, data, information.
Globalization is exposing new fault linesbetween urban and rural communities, for example.
There couldn’t possibly be a more label-driven industry than acting, seeing as every audition comes with a character breakdown: ‘Beautiful, sassy, Latina, 20s’; ‘African American, urban, pretty, early 30s’; ‘Caucasian, blonde, modern girl next door‘. Every role has a label; every casting is for something specific.
An urban novelist never minds a little decay.
New Jersey is the most poetic state: close enough to New York to be urban and cosmopolitan, far enough to be desirous and unsure; densely populated, but full of farms and woods, with the most deer of any state.
I got a crash-course education in urban fantasy. I suddenly had to look up all these other writers I was supposed to be in a genre with. I instantly had to become an expert in this genre I knew almost nothing about.
Carrie Vaughn
It’s only in acting where I’ve heard in auditions, ‘Can you black it up a little bit? Can you make her a little bit more urban?’ And it’s just like, ‘What?’ I don’t even know the word for that.
In urban culture, Larry Davis is something of a legend.
With my films, I’m targeting the urban multiplexes, the sophisticated media-savvy young crowd.
As a producer, I am dying to explore psychology and urban dilemmas – say, fatigue – in a marriage.
A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box. They’re up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It’s easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.
Tyrese Gibson
I suppose most crime writing is urban. There’s not a lot… certainly not in Australia, people don’t often set books in the countryside.
Peter Temple
Michael Jackson carried urban America and eventually American society on his vocal cords for a good 25 to 30 years before even hip-hop became the vox populi of America, and then as an adult he shattered racial barriers.
Safer cities generally mean stronger urban economies.
In 1960, it was still – no nostalgia here – an age when you could leave your door unlocked even in urban neighborhoods.
You can not only do great things for an urban core by moving your employee base there, you’re also going to be a better business.
Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities. More importantly, it’s about a complete change from rural to urban style in terms of industry structure, employment, living environment and social security.
The kind of films I do, people assume that I am not a fashionable person, but I am an urban girl, and I have always been fashionable.
Yellow fever outbreaks are not uncommon. But, as with other infectious diseases, when they occur in urban areas, they can play out very differently – not least in terms of the speed and scale at which they can spread.
People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places. I was brought up on the edge of Leeds, five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other, the city.
Like now what Urban Outfitters has become is very much how I always dressed in high school by going to garage sales and getting stuff for 50 cents. Cost a little more now, to look like crap.
Unless we address our unserved broadband challenges in our urban, suburban, and rural areas, we will not have equitable access for all and achieve the economic recovery that we need.
When people watch ‘Power’ and they find out the showrunner is black, it’s not surprising. What is surprising is that I am a woman and my background is not particularly urban.
It’s an honor for me to represent urban music, reggaeton, trap and hip-hop.
Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.
We loved cars until the ’70s or so. Then they became appliances. They turned into motorized cup holders. Most of it has to do with urban sprawl. What began as pleasure ends up in necessity, as so many things do.
I actually am a country music fan. I listen to a lot of Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris and Keith Urban.
We are Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Hindu and none of the above. We are gay and straight. We are black, brown, white, and innumerable combinations. We are young and old, female and male, with and without disabilities, urban and rural, and liberal and conservative. Every one of us is an equal American.
We need to reform our land use policies to build more housing in urban centers and near transit.
My husband was working as principal of an urban transformation high school – the kind of public charter school determined to do whatever it takes to give its mostly minority, low-income student body the education they need and deserve to be successful in life.
How does he support Clinton’s urban agenda? He doesn’t know what it is.
Hockey historians say the handshake dates to English settlers in Canada, who preached an upper-class version of sportsmanship in the 19th century. Soon, tough kids in urban and prairie rinks began imitating imagined dukes and earls of the old country.
I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I’m taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban ‘beatpoetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music.
Oscar Hijuelos
Today, the practice of medicine in an urban, technological society rarely provides either the time or the environment to encourage a doctor-patient relationship that promotes healing.
Bill Moyers
Blockchain is an innovative technology with the power to change society and is gaining the world’s attention as a technology to enhance the competitiveness of the urban economy.
Clean energy provides a unique opportunity in rural and urban communities alike by training Oregonians with new skills for projects that must be built in our communities and can’t be outsourced.
I always thought the point of life was something richer than that. Something full of great tragedy or comedy, reversal of fortune, ecstasy, that kind of thing. But no, contemporary urban theorists seem satisfied with the merely livable, which always sounds to me like the merely survivable, the not so bad.
Jonathan Raymond
Part of my life is spent designing in urban centers, and part of my life has been spent in factories. But the other part of my life is spent in nature.
I love Calle 13 – they are Puerto Rican; some songs sound like Reggaeton, but it’s not Reggaeton; it’s good urban music.
New York is actually a pretty safe place, and I think invoking the Bronx as a metaphor for the nightmarish urban environment is no longer spot on.
I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission… (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.
Kenzo Tange
Urban mobility is a massive global challenge. The world needs people to use multiple forms of transport – a mix of biking, walking, and other low-energy forms of transportation.
It’s common for cultural shifts to start with young, urban adopters before going mainstream.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.
Donald Trump
The city of Rio de Janeiro is setting an example to the world of how to recover quality urban spaces through drastic intervention and the creation of cultural facilities such as the Museum of Tomorrow.
I had proposed to HBO a series about the city cops in Rome at the time of Nero. What had interested me was the idea of order without law. The Praetorian Guard, who were the emperor‘s guards, understood how they were to proceed. But for the city cops, who were called the Urban Cohorts, there was no law at all.
I subscribe to the online Urban Dictionary‘s definition of nerd: ‘one whose IQ exceeds his weight‘. I’m also keen on the same Urban Dictionary’s definition of geek: ‘the person you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult’. I happily proclaim myself a book nerd/reading geek and proud of it.
However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas.
Language is ever on the move, and most days, I check out the ‘Urban Dictionary’ where anyone can invent a new and useful word or phrase.
The way you have to think in chess is good for everyday thinking, really, especially for brothers in the urban community who never take that second look, never take that second thought.
Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.
We must do all we can to reduce congestion in our urban areas and increase access and mobility in our rural areas, and this extra funding will help us get there.
John Warner
There are roles for all types of movies. I mean, you still want to watch the urban movies, and they need to be told. You still want to see something you haven’t seen before.
Melissa De Sousa
Teach for America recruits top recent college grads, young professionals, people we believe are the U.S.’s most promising future leaders, and asks them to commit two years to teach in high-need urban and rural communities.
I grew up in Harlem in New York, very rough, urban environment, and so what I found is that, if I can have kids travel to different places, countries, areas, it can expand their minds.
Unless we address our unserved broadband challenges in our urban, suburban, and rural areas, we will not have equitable access for all and achieve the economic recovery that we need.
When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government.
I hail from a small town, Jamshedpur. From childhood, I’ve been constantly surrounded by people who are not so urban.
Pop culture mirrors culture, and, I think, as a rapper, hip-hop in a lot of ways mirrors the things that are happening in urban neighborhoods.
In Reykjavik, Iceland, where I was born, you are in the middle of nature surrounded by mountains and ocean. But you are still in a capital in Europe. So I have never understood why I have to choose between nature or urban.
I’m going to be a fashion icon in a minute. I’m not going to do it in a corny manner. I have a voice that speaks for a whole other market – not just black people, but high fashion urban people. I mix street wear with high fashion. It’s never been seen before.
Cities tend to be representations of societies: diversity and inequality find their extremes in urban settings. Yet, when war is added onto pre-existing inequalities, high levels of poverty, or even disaster, urban fragility increases exponentially, making it harder to absorb the shocks of warfare.
‘Dil Kabaddi’ is an urban comedy about couples breaking up and reconciling. It’s based on one of Woody Allen’s movies. Can’t remember which one.
I’m an urban act.
There are caste systems in American cities: Many are marginalized to the edges of urban centers due to real estate costs; price tags seem to lurk around human encounters; there’s a cult of overwork in the middle class; workers at your local manicurist, your local fast casual restaurant, are exploited.
Abstract sympathy with the working class as an economic entity is easy, but the feeling can vanish on contact with actual members of the group, who often arrive with disturbing beliefs and powerful resentments – who might not sound or look like people urban progressives want to know.
If you just want instant cool and you don’t want to pay a whole lot, just go to Urban Outfitters.
Probably I look different in different get-ups, so I can pass off as an urban and rural character, hopefully with the same kind of conviction.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
Hypersegregated inner-city schools – in which one finds no more than five or ten white children, at the very most, within a student population of as many as 3,000 – are the norm, not the exception, in most northern urban areas today.
The trajectory of a lot of black lives in the 20th century was people moving into cities. A lot of the issue with modern urban fantasy is that it’s un-diverse, and that’s crazy with what we know the history of cities here to be.
Alaya Dawn Johnson
I’m not an urban black person. I’m a country black person.
New Orleans is just a microcosm of Newark and Detroit and hundreds of other troubled urban locales.
America is the land of the hustler: it’s bigger, bolder, flasher, more in your face, whereas England‘s more about attention to detail – trying to be refined and classy, and I think a lot of people in the urban scene in this country have had trouble accepting that.
One of my main goals, even when I first arrived in NXT/WWE, was to bring as many eyes to the product as possible and bring more eyes in the urban market, the hip-hop market.
When we started to do punk, we put all of these things together to create the look of an urban guerrilla – a rebel.
Modern design becomes the eye catcher because it’s out of context, it is something newborn and fresh, something people have never seen before. I mean, that in itself is the way we should sort of stimulate the senses of society, this urban condition.
Ross Lovegrove
I’m going to lead a revolution for working people in America. This includes all workers: white, black and brown, men and women, gay and straight, urban and rural.
‘Dance’ got on WBLS and over 25 urban AC stations. I never had a record on urban AC and gospel stations before.
Visits to crowded Indian urban centers unleash sensory assaults: colorful dress and lilting chatter provide a backdrop to every manner of commerce, from small shops to peddlers to beggars.
In most major cities, you can find stores for urban homesteaders. They sell everything you need so that you won’t need anything. Sort of a ‘Take This Civilization and Shove It’ starter kit.
Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.
If the impoverishment and community fragmentation continue, it is not a stretch to predict urban wars sparked by inequality, unemployment, and the breakdown of dialogue between leaders and citizens.
I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth.
Norton Juster
Repositioning a brand is never easy and rarely without pain. I believe the Urban brand is making the necessary changes that will allow it to more fully engage its traditional customer and return to solid profitability.
We will primarily focus on affordable housing, water supply and transport infrastructure, as these are critical for Mumbai. Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas.
San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city.
When our customer leaves Urban Outfitters, the Main Line is the type of place where more of them go than don’t.
Houston‘s one of the most diverse urban areas in the entire country, and most people here are really proud of that.
One of the most unfortunate side effects of the urban activism of the ’60s and ’70s is the belief that development is wrong and that fighting it makes you an environmentalist.
Urban breakbeat has become the mood of the ’90s, like rap was in the ’80s.
When our customer leaves Urban Outfitters, the Main Line is the type of place where more of them go than don’t.
Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation.
The key to empowerment is no more complicated than what Jesse Jackson said, ‘We are somebody.’ But the ‘We are somebody’ I would like to be in the larger sense: not just the urban African-American but homo sapiens in general – We are somebody.
Cities have unique home-sharing policy needs – a dense, urban city may have different concerns than a historic vacation town or a non-traditional travel destination.
I don’t quite know how the urban music category came about, but I suspect it had something to do with trying to maximise sales.
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
Before it became a ubiquitous part of urban life, Starbucks was, in most American cities, a radically new idea.
There are a bunch of places to stay in Des Moines, but I’d suggest finding a place on the west side of town. It’s a great urban area that has a lot to offer tourists.
When we are trying to come up with new health laws, you bring doctors, you bring experts in medicine. In urban planning, you bring the best architects. How it is possible that when we are talking about the way we are going to feed America, no chef shows up in the room?
Globalization is exposing new fault linesbetween urban and rural communities, for example.
Most citizens viewing the tape of Rodney G. King being beaten by police officers were stunned and uncomprehending. Most citizens, that is, but the urban poor.
When I first put out music, people didn’t know what I looked like. They called it a new type of something; they couldn’t put a genre on it – it was where indie and urban kind of meet in the middle. I thought that was quite exciting.
When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban – not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it’s all city and big buildings. But now that I’m here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park.
Erin Cummings
Greg Davis, Ron Randleman, David Bailiff, Paul Rhoads, Urban Meyer. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention all of them as influences.
Urban America has been redlined. Government has not offered tax incentives for investment, as it has in a dozen foreign markets. Banks have redlined it. Industries have moved out, they’ve redlined it. Clearly, to break up the redlining process, there must be incentives to green-line with hedges against risk.
Richard Pryor introduced me to the world of the inner city, and the urban world, and did it hysterically. My favorite comedian, even though we work 180 degrees differently, but funny is funny is funny.
Enterprise zones have succeeded in attracting needed capital to our urban poverty centers. Businesses and investors that wouldn’t otherwise give these blighted areas a second glance react to the incentives and invest.
In the publishing sense, ‘urban fantasy’ does not mean ‘black,’ and that’s pretty ironic, considering that it’s a euphemism everywhere else. It would be great to get that back.
Alaya Dawn Johnson
I’ve had a lifelong obsession with urban legends and American folklore.
Eric Kripke
Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can’t be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy.
It should be a matter of pride for all of us that the taxes we pay are used for nation building – to help the poor and the marginalised, to build rural and urban infrastructure, and to strengthen our border defences.
In San Diego, I saw Keith Urban perform, and I’ve seen a lot of acts, and he’s better than anybody I’ve seen.
I don’t spend a lot of time in nature. Probably less than most people that live in urban Texas.
A lot of the stories about urban America tend to be written on the margins. We focus a lot on these big global cities – New York, San Francisco – or we focus on cities that are having the toughest time – Detroit, Newark, Camden.
Urban residents, most of them middle class, have a much better sense of their environmental rights, and they’re willing to take to the streets.
LaGuardia is jammed into just 680 urban acres; taxiways are tight; runways intersect; you can’t launch a departure until the arrival on the other runway crosses the threshold or else the airplanes will … collide.
Pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed by planners into narrow and often dangerous spaces – the afterthoughts of urban design.
Getting to do shows with Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, and Sam Hunt is just awesome. It’s so inspiring because I grew up such fans of Lady A and Keith, and to be able to sing my songs on the same stage as them and then stand side stage and watch them is just a really special thing.
I’ve always wanted to work in America because of those brilliant east-coast political movies of the ’70s and ’80s – great scripts, wonderful performances, gritty urban parable.
Part of the mystique of shows like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm‘ is the idea that they begin with a couple of plot lines, and then a bunch of geniuses improvise dialogue. It’s not quite that unstructured and loose. It makes for a good urban myth, but everything’s a little more tightly scripted and programmed than that.
Earlier, there were only two hairstyles. If the hero had a fringe, he was village bumpkin. If he slicked his hair back, he was an urban sophisticate.
We proposed Tiananmen Square – this very empty political square in the city centre – should turn green. Maybe in the future, this space could become a very human and open urban space. And if that happens, I think that all the cities around China will follow to change.
I’m an urban person.
I want to do more urban R&B with a little bit of pop, but not much. I want to have that soulful kind of side of me come out.
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
I live in New York, and the only live animals you see are cockroaches, rats and pigeons, which I admire immensely. When I see an animal that thrives in the garbage, I feel relief; in our urban environment, other animals are dying out.
The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking.
Harper Lee
There are many sides of the urban life that I dislike, but there are many sides I am deeply in love with and attached to.
I’ve stood in rooms in urban, rural, and suburban parts of my state and asked a room of middle class voters to raise their hands if the college debt of someone in their family is affecting their financial situation. Without exception, at least three quarters of the room will raise their hand.
Urban music in the Spanish-language is a force to be reckoned with, there’s truly something for everyone in it.
However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.
We are Christian and Jewish and Muslim and Hindu and none of the above. We are gay and straight. We are black, brown, white, and innumerable combinations. We are young and old, female and male, with and without disabilities, urban and rural, and liberal and conservative. Every one of us is an equal American.
Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere he’s been.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
The son of a Fife mining town sledder of coal-bings, bottle-forager, and picture-house troglodyte, I was decidedly urban and knew little about native fauna, other than the handful of birds I saw on trips to the beach or Sunday walks.
I’ve always been interested in the Greek tragedies. A few years back, I re-read a translation of the ‘The Oresteia,’ and that stayed with me, and slowly this idea of using some of those old legends and plays to tell a new story about modern urban life began to form.
I love Chicago for several reasons, but one of the best is that I was so intrigued that you have wild rabbits running around in the city. I never had seen bunnies in such a large urban environment before.
Porridge and the urban lifestyle don’t mix well.
Fergus Henderson
Ironically, when I was in Dubai with the BBC ‘Good Food Show,’ even though it’s an urban area, when you see the vast panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, it feels remote, as if it’s just sprung up out of the desert. I like Dubai. I didn’t think I would, but the food and the people were great.
I’ve hardly ever played urban characters.
Millennials want to live in urban areas.
I remember, before I started high school, I was really intrigued by the Buddy Holly/James Dean style of glasses. This was a long, long time before they were sold at every Urban Outfitters.
Airbnb‘s genius was moving into cities and recognizing that millennials would want to go and maybe spend a vacation or visit some friends in an urban center.
I’ve created a bridge between European electronic culture and urban American culture, and I’ve worked with established brands.
If you are in Mountain View, you don’t resonate with the needs of urban dwellers. Tumblr couldn’t have emerged in Sunnyvale.
Roelof Botha
The Indian heritage plays a very important role in my career, I have always wanted my Indian roots to be with me. I was also influenced by the urban culture around me back in the day.
It’s the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity.
Years ago, when I was making music, I was sending it off to radio stations and getting told it was ‘too urban.’ But what else am I supposed to make?
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
As an urban school superintendent, I learned that hiring, training, and investing in professionals to support our children’s social and emotional development, meeting academic expectations for students with special needs, and finding more minutes of instruction in the week, not fewer, mattered.
Being faith-driven, being a hip-hop artist, being artistic in an urban context – all of those things make you unique, and you put yourself on the outside of what’s considered the norm.
Stockholm is surely an urban planner‘s dream. Everything works. Everything looks good.
I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many cakes as I can: history, film, technology, etc. I’m also a freak for urban history, particularly Barcelona, Paris and New York. I know more weird stuff about 19th-century Manhattan than is probably healthy.
It’s great to bring urban music to the commercial scene.
Although baseball actually began as a game played largely by urban toughs, its image was soon reconstructed to mirror the country’s pastoral myth.
We’ve seen more and more people opt for homeschooling, including in urban areas.
Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.
Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species.
The 370-year-old antique shop Trifles and Folly is the heart of ‘Deadly Curiosities,’ my new urban fantasy novel from Solaris Books.
Gail Z. Martin
I would provide more opportunities for the kids of urban communities to go to school and learn trades – to get more jobs to take care of their families.
Warren G
We made history. Two Latin urban singers on the cover of Billboard is incredible. I’m proud of myself, I’m proud of J Balvin, our music, and of all Latinos.
As for genre, my adult books are usually filed under science fiction / fantasy, although some stores put them into romance, and few have stuck them into horror. I consider all my books a mix of steampunk and urban fantasy.
The methodologies of examining hip hop are borrowed from sociology, politics, religion, economics, urban studies, journalism, communications theory, American studies, transatlantic studies, black studies, history, musicology, comparative literature, English, linguistics, and other disciplines.
Just a decade after ‘Living in Bondage,’ Nollywood films, made in some 300 languages, were being watched in both urban and rural areas, distributed on both the streets and online, and finding their way into international festivals.
Kids in urban and rural areas face so many challenges, and they show up at schools that don’t have the extra capacity or extra resources to meet their needs.
Now we have so many different genres of music, it’s amazing to me. Even in the gospel music arena, you’ve got hip-hop, you got contemporary, urban contemporary, you got traditional, you got neo-soul gospel, you’ve got all of these different things.
You know, urban culture is fun; it’s lovely.
I applaud the growing commitment of Evangelicals to the needs of the poor and oppressed in urban America.
Urban farming is not only possible, it is crucial. But it can’t be like the farming techniques of yore.
I was done with my second major label deal, and I was doing a lot of urban sessions, and I had an acoustic itch. And you know, I picked up a ukulele. I always wanted one. And it just resonated with me. I would wake up with this uke in my hand. For me the ukulele just opened this door in my heart.
I find campfire stories and urban legends are kind of the bread and butter that inspires a lot of people who are making horror and thriller. There is a nugget of truth behind these sort of cautionary tales.
I was actually born in Madison, Wisconsin, but raised in urban Missouri.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.
I was frustrated in the past, like, ‘Wow, why do they have to throw me in the R&B urban adult contemporary lane?’ ‘Woman’ was a no. 1 hit at Urban AC, so there’s no disrespect to that lane. But did it get a fair shot at urban radio? No, I don’t think so.
Have you seen any African American athlete that appeals to the urban market actually bring that market to the MMA?
In India, while there are some initiatives working with and for adolescent girls, there are too few state sponsored programmes for adolescent boys, be it rural or urban.
I’m aware that if I make a country album and release it, and it gets on the Grammys, the Grammys are going to put it in the Urban category. Just my blackness automatically sets it in there.
I hail from a small town, Jamshedpur. From childhood, I’ve been constantly surrounded by people who are not so urban.
My dreams as a kid were so far below the Grammys, like, maybe selling out a show, or, like, seeing your album on a shelf in an Urban Outfitters… and the Grammys are so far above that. It’s very ridiculous.
Tokyo & Kyoto are two of my favorites. I like how Japanese cities live in harmony with their natural surroundings, with gardens and forests mixed into urban areas. The public transit is also fantastic and there are cat cafes everywhere.
Smart habitation is an integrated area of villages and a city working in harmony and where the rural and urban divide has reduced to thin line.
When I do music I don’t think about urban music, pop or country, I just think about a good song.
Dancing is my therapy. I also try to meditate every morning and take several two-hour yoga classes a week at my favorite yoga studio, Urban Flow.
One of the things that sells music is when the artist is looked at as someone who’s come up from the streets. Not just any streets, but the toughest, meanest streets of the urban ghetto. And that’s called ‘street credibility.’
I’m completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It’s the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves.
Basically, Urban Fantasy means D&D in New York. Ordinary people have no idea that they share the world with fantastic, supernatural creatures. It can’t just be vampires or werewolves; it has to be a whole continuum of fantastic beings, with their own society within society.
India’s sprawling subcontinent can never become a plus-size Singapore. But perhaps we can weave together an urban web that is the equivalent of a thousand Singapores.
I have a track record of getting things done as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
I’ve never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.
Mum and Dad split up when I was nine. We upped and moved from London to Sussex, and suddenly I went from an urban life to nothing in the countryside – with a new father and new life.
The only thing urban about me is the parties. I have almost always been a suburbanite. I got a car for my graduation. I want to have a manicured lawn and have my son go to a good college.
‘Recreative’ is a word that I invented because in urban culture, with colloquialism, we invent so many slangs. I don’t like the way that ‘recreational’ sounds – I don’t like to say I do a lot of ‘recreational’ reading. I like to say that I read ‘recreatively.’ I do a lot of ‘recreative’ reading.
We are not, in some fundamental ways, a single country. The map of that vast red swatch of states and rural counties that voted for Trump, and the blue coastal edges and scattered urban centers where Clinton won, are a pictograph of mutual contempt.
Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas.
Everything I do is gauged under the shadow of ‘Dil Chahta Hai.’ Even ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Rock On,’ which are very urban films. So I am always seen through that lens.
I once termed my sense of dress as ‘urban farmer‘ and that became a perennial source of bullying from my friends, particularly my brother.
I always thought my big brother was the coolest. We were very close when I was young, and we still are in many ways! He was a very open-minded, urban guy with an outdoorsy edge. He is mostly responsible for exposing me to art and culture.
Rekha Sharma
Having born and brought up in Mumbai, I am as urban as urban can be, but my parents ensured that my sister and I understand social responsibility as well.
It’s become like an urban myth. I don’t know her. I don’t know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors.
Shannyn Sossamon
Modern elites live in bubbles of liberal affluence like Ann Arbor, Brookline, the Upper West Side, Palo Alto, or Chevy Chase. These places used to have impoverished neighborhoods nearby, but the poor people got chased out by young singles living in group homes, hipsters, and urban homesteading gay couples.
In the lastBatmanmovie, they told me that I couldn’t get an audition for a small role they were casting because they weren’t ‘going urban.’ It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’
The whole world is covered in graffiti. No one cares. It’s just part of urban noise.
Walkman was the precursor to the cell phone, in terms of your strategy for getting through the urban landscape and the modern experience. Insulate yourself from it with your own soundscape.
If we cannot create a beachhead, an anchor of affordability in our communities, in our urban areas, we will lose the people who actually make the community what it is.
In the urban areas, we have focused on infrastructure roads, telecommunications, power.
A city can only be reconstructed in the form of urban quarters. A large or a small city can only be reorganized as a large or a small number of urban quarters; as a federation of autonomous quarters. Each quarter must have its own center, periphery and limit. Each quarter must be a city within a city.
I started my career as an urban planner, working for the city, doing what I would call ‘do-gooder’ things, particularly for low-income neighborhoods.
By modernizing the process of food preservation, Birdseye nationalized and then internationalized food distribution… facilitated urban living and helped to take people away from the farms… and greatly contributed to the development of industrial-scale agriculture.
Having born and brought up in Mumbai, I am as urban as urban can be, but my parents ensured that my sister and I understand social responsibility as well.
I am an urban vegan. I love the glossy pages of ‘Vogue,’ even though I won’t purchase the leather shoes and bags I see there, and being reminded that the fur trade even exists breaks my heart.
Like a tracer running through the veins of the city, networks of air quality sensors attached to bikes can help measure an individual’s exposure to pollution and draw a dynamic map of the urban air on a human scale, as in the case of the Copenhagen Wheel developed by new startup Superpedestrian.
Carlo Ratti
Hip-hop I never really got really into mainly just because I’m not a big fan of rap. I do like R&B artists like Beyonce. I’m a big fan of her mainly because of her vocals. They’re just so awesome. I love her and Christina Aguilera, and that whole urban kind of feel is really great, especially with my voice.
By virtue of our private property society, we have disconnected individuals from the land. We have put them in high rises and asked them to live their lives in urban settings, disconnected from the land.
Adam Dell
In Mumbai, it’s almost like Hollywood. They can appeal to different segments and still be successful. There are multiplex audiences to whom you can showcase any lifestyle. But in Tamil cinema, we need to satisfy everybody, whether urban or rural.
If you take into account prisoners, a large majority of African American men in some urban areas, like Chicago, have been labeled felons for life. These men are part of a growing undercaste – not class, caste – a group of people who are permanently relegated, by law, to an inferior second-class status.
I’m an academic. I did my PhD in fluid dynamics and now I work at the University College London in an interdisciplinary department looking at patterns of human behaviour in urban settings.
I’m happy to see somebody from the urban community that could go out and make a half-a-billion dollars.
In Reykjavik, Iceland, where I was born, you are in the middle of nature surrounded by mountains and ocean. But you are still in a capital in Europe. So I have never understood why I have to choose between nature or urban.
The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.
Black, white, rural, urban, Democrat, Republican, independent. People who come from both ends of the socio-economic spectrum. Male, female. Young and old alike. This is our Kentucky.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.
I would love to play an urban working girl.
The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.
I found ‘Bordertown’ when I was standing on the border between childhood and my teens, and it carried me past that transition. In the process, it helped to create the next step of its own evolution: the modern urban fantasy owes a lot more to ‘Bordertown’ than many people will ever know.
Members of the Academy are mostly urban people. We are an urban nation. We are not a rural nation. It’s not easy even to get a rural story made.
Larry McMurtry
It’s easy to blame the nature-deficit disorder on the kids’ or the parents’ back, but they also need the help of urban planners, schools, libraries and other community agents to find nature that’s accessible.
One of the reasons I started my clothing line was because I went into an Urban Outfitters, and they were bootlegging my star logo on T-shirts.
Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.
Bomber jackets, for me, are the new blazers. They’re something I can wear with suit pants or slacks – or I can go really urban with it. I think, as men, we don’t have the little black dress that women do to go from day to nighttime, but the bomber can be the LBD for men.
I didn’t get played on radio or TV for 3 years. They all told me the same thing: it was too urban. They don’t see grime music as commercial music, but all music is commercial; it’s how you make it. That’s what I’m trying to say.
I think ultimately, bringing more nature back into the city is a way to deal with urban sprawl and things like that. If the cities feel a little more natural, people like to live there more rather than moving out and dividing up another piece of land that shouldn’t be touched.
What the federal government can do, especially as it relates to urban, inner-city America, is invest resources that would help create jobs.
I will shop at Asos or Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters is probably where I buy most of my stuff from. I mix and match from different places.
I end up pleading my case to alternative programmers – you’re telling me that my music is too dark for pop, too pop for alternative, and urban radio won’t touch it – so we have a record that doesn’t fit in. And what is more alternative than that?
One reason Zipcar succeeded was its branding: cool, hip, smart, urban, fun, innovative. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with that?
Robin Chase