Transitional Liminal Zone
“Edgelands is a term for the transitional, liminal zone of space created between rural and urban areas as formed by urbanisation. These spaces often contain nature alongside cities, towns, roads and other unsightly but necessary buildings, such as power substations or depots, at the edge of cities”wiki
Victor Hugo coined the term ‘Bastard Countryside’. I’d never heard of it before, but it is pretty good. I shall use it often, and impress people. They will think I am fascinating, and that I know more than they thought.