The world, urban environments, and academia can still function without rigorous scholarship on street culture, but given its increasing prominence in both popular and academic discourse, the time is ripe for an in-depth focus on this subject. One of the most interesting but least understood aspects is the notion that people who spend a disproportionate amount of time in the streets of our large urban centers create a unique culture, which dates back to the Chicago School. The types of street culture are as numerous as the different kinds of streets that exist in a geographic context, but the urban street is the most dominant place where street culture takes place. Street cultures and neighborhoods are intimately connected, and are part of the reason for the disproportionate scholarly focus on gangs, crime, and violence in treatments of a street culture.