Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.
To me, steampunk and urban fantasy are naturally hinged together. And I think that's because I love the early gothic Victorian literature, and both things spring from that movement.
I wanted to use an urban setting with a small-town feel for a story that took a character through her childhood into her adulthood, with a background in arson investigation, ... I chose Baltimore and its delightful Little Italy section and was able to depict that neighborhood feel, the family ties, and I hope a good story about why choices made define who we are and who we become.
J. M. Roberts
I've worked on the urban agenda all my life. All. My. Life.
There's no reason that there has to be a fringe network that illuminates an urban or a multiethnic experience.
I really didn't try to make an effort to make urban music, but I am a product of my inspirations.
We have a unique opportunity to unite America, urban and rural, coastal and midwestern, red and blue, under the banner of a truly unifying national effort. We can start right now.
When we started to do punk, we put all of these things together to create the look of an urban guerrilla - a rebel.
The suburb is a place where someone cuts down all the trees to build houses, and then names the streets after the trees.
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.