What is another word for urban complex?

Pronunciation: [ˈɜːbən kˈɒmplɛks] (IPA)

The term "urban complex" can be roughly defined as a large and interconnected network of urban areas within a region. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe such systems. Some of the most common include metropolitan area, city cluster, conurbation, megalopolis, and urban agglomeration. Other synonyms may focus on specific elements of an urban complex, such as a central business district or a transportation hub. For example, a city may be described as a transit nexus if it serves as a major hub for transportation, or a financial center if it has a significant concentration of financial institutions. Regardless of the terminology used, urban complexes are becoming increasingly important as the world's population continues to urbanize.

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  • Prophecy is a critical response to the "urban revolution," that irreversible commitment of the human race to the city and civilization which spread outward from the "Nile to Oxus" heartland beginning around 3000 B.C. Prophecy is the perception of the potentialities, both for "good" and for "evil," inherent in the new social structure. The urban complex makes a process of world unification in one sense—commercial, technological—inevitable, and makes world unification in another sense—the peaceable Kingdom—ever more problematical. The whole prophetic tradition is an attempt to give direction to the social structure precipitated by the urban revolution; to resolve its inherent contradictions; to put an end to the injustice, inequality, anomie, the state of war ... that has been its history from start to finish.
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