Definition of edge city in English:

edge city

Syllabification: edge cit·y


North American
  • A relatively large urban area situated on the outskirts of a city, typically beside a major road.
    More example sentences
    • The Internet has changed the nature of technology and affected which areas, urban or suburban, edge city or edgy neighborhood, best promote technological development.
    • Irvine, California, is the epitome of tightly controlled urban design, a squeaky-clean edge city of office parks and master-planned neighborhoods.
    • If we ignore that and just concentrate on infill, the edge city will never repair itself.


1991: coined by J. Garreau in a book of the same name.

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