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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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Early suburban boosters, including luminaries like Frederick Law Olmsted, were convinced that "ruralizing" urban immigrants would Americanize them.
The Transect eliminates the "urbanizing of the rural"--office towers in otherwise pristine environments--or, equally damaging, the "ruralizing of the urban"--undefined, vacant open space in the urban core.