Urban heritage is a broad and encompassing term. It may refer to aspects of an urban way of life or to urban heritage places. Urban designers refer to it as an inherited identity or sense of place while cultural geographers consider it to be the customs and traditions which sustain meaning and value to an urban community. Urban places in Australia have a short history of 200 years. The first cities were created by British settlers and successive waves of immigrant groups have added to the accumulated urban heritage. Today most Australians tend to live in large cities scattered around the coast. The largest and oldest city, Sydney is a multicultural city which abounds in inner suburbs of complex mixes of ethnic groups, Anglo-Celtic Australians and Aboriginal Australians.