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urban legend

Fig. a myth or piece of folklore that is totally false. That story about the rats in the sewer being as big as dogs is an urban legend. It's just not so.
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Lately, one issue that has stirred great debate within the development community is eminent domain, which can be used as a tool to facilitate or prevent development, particularly within urban areas where the need for revitalization is most pressing.
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I think that tiffs special issue on urban school counseling is long overdue and I am optimistic about the influence that it will have on the school counseling profession.
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the rapidly growing concentrations of Aboriginal people in major urban areas in western Canada.
Being named one of the best urban school districts in the country by the Broad Foundation is indeed an honor," says Kaye Stripling, Houston's superintendent of schools.
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