Use the adjective urban to refer to cities or people who live in cities. It carries a suggestion of grittiness––urban style involves darker colors.

The terms city and town are sometimes used inconsistently. If it is large enough, a town is considered to be an urban area. Communities where people live outside cities are called suburban. Urban is from a Latin adjective formed from urbs "city."

Definitions of urban
  1. adjective
    relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    urban sociology”
    urban development”
  2. adjective
    located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    urban property owners”
    urban affairs”
    urban manners”
    citified, city-born, city-bred, cityfied
    being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person
    resembling a city
    urbanised, urbanized
    made urban in nature; taking on urban characteristics
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    living in or characteristic of farming or country life
    agrarian, agricultural, farming
    relating to rural matters
    agrestic, rustic
    characteristic of the fields or country
    arcadian, bucolic, pastoral
    (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
    of fields or open country
    countrified, countryfied, rustic
    characteristic of rural life
    rough and uncouth
    typical of the country
    cracker-barrel, folksy, homespun
    characteristic of country life
    marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails
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