Definition: the usually older, poorer, and more densely populated central section of a city.
Retrieved from Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20city
This word was discussed in the Orsi reading, Intro to Gods of the City, in which it was said to be an alluring term that is used by people who have little to no experience in urban life. The inner city generally contains a wide mix of cultures and is generally very diverse creating a very unique culture. Also, the term is used to define poorer communities within a city and is often a term that puts communities in a negative light. The inner city, due to its diversity, history, and population density, creates the culture and personality of the city.