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01:14 Sep 21, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: Macrocefalia y marginalidad urbana
TThis is part of a course description for an Archtitectural degree.
Vicky Wilcox
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Summary of answers provided
5Macrocephalia and urban marginalization
Carolina Gazzaneo
4Conurbations and poor neighbourhoods
John Rawlins
4Big Cities and Urban Poverty
Henry Hinds
4urban macrocephalia and marginalization
bigedsenior
3 +1overdevelopment and urban marginalitymar52


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overdevelopment and urban marginality


Explanation:

Perhaps this is what you are looking for.

macrocephaly: abnormal enlargement or overdevelopment. (collins)

Wikipedia:
Overdevelopment refers to a process by which natural resources are impacted by urbanization and/or road construction, at a rate significantly harmful to the ecosystem. Environmental activism is a frequent response to overdevelopment, as well as are many fields of academic study. Sustainability is the conceptual goal that is frequently cited as a response.



mar52
Argentina
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agree  Victoria Wilcox: Agree. Thank you.
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urban macrocephalia and marginalization


Explanation:
This is a new one on me. It is the type of term that comes out of universities.. If it were a text for laymen it would require and explanation, as it appears fairly new.

feature the phenomenon called urban macrocephalia, that is, the development of only one. huge metropolis, much larger than any other city of the urban ...
www.fig.net/pub/mexico/papers_eng/ts5_nunes_eng.pdf

Te active urban corridors of Europe served as channels for cultural development. ..... France is, of course, the artchetype of macrocephalia, and Paris the ...
blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/media/RWR1YXJkIE1pcmEgQSB0YWxlIGJldHdlZW4gdHdvIGNpdGllcw==_52967_1_6270_1.doc

SLUM HOUSING: A HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE FOR DEALING WITH URBAN MARGINALIZATION. This research project involves studying one slum community in Morocco and ...
www.law.emory.edu/ihr/jamila.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

[PDF] Urban Marginality and Ethnographic Practice: on the Ethics of ...of us deal with as ethnographers of urban marginalization. My own. research interests, homelessness and psychiatry, typically involve a form ...
www.anthrosource.net/doi/abs/10.1525/city.1996.8.1.108


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Big Cities and Urban Poverty


Explanation:
With a bit of help from Big Ed.

Henry Hinds
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Conurbations and poor neighbourhoods


Explanation:
As Big Ed said, the source term sounds like a very complicated, and university-inspired, description of a very simple idea.


From Moliner

conurbación (del ingl. «conurbation») f. Conjunto de centros urbanos próximos que al crecer llegan a constituir una sola unidad.

From Oxford Spanish

marginal adj
1 a ‹ barrio ›: en las barriadas marginales in the poor, outlying areas of the city
b (no central, de poca importancia) ‹ posición › peripheral; ‹ asunto › marginal, peripheral

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conurbation
neighbourhood (UK) or neighborhood (US)


John Rawlins
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Macrocephalia and urban marginalization


Explanation:
They are actually very common concepts in urban development (at least their Spanish denominations are); and the first one is borrowed from a medical term, to give it more of a "scientific" connotation. I would go with somethig similar to what Big Ed proposes, except that "urban" would only refer to marginalization and not to macrocephalia... if it is one of the titles in a course description, the content will probably shed some light on the actual meaning.

good luck

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Note added at 11 hrs (2007-09-21 12:20:48 GMT)
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I'm liking "macrocephaly" best...


    Reference: http://books.google.com/books?hl=es&lr=&id=ikLYCmCeX7sC&oi=f...
    Reference: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-27541-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
Carolina Gazzaneo
Uruguay
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neutral  John Rawlins: Can't find any Google search results that use macrocephaly or macrocephalia in a non-medical sense. I am sure if we look long enough something will be found but I cannot say it is an 'accepted' meaning.
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