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20:12 Oct 23, 2006
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography / mobility
Spanish term or phrase: nuevas centralidades
I found lots of refs. to the term in Spanish, but the translations I found for it ("new centres," in one doc.; "new centralities" in many, nearly all of which seem to be translations) don't really convince me.

Examples of how it's used (not my text, which merely has it as a bullet point):

La proliferación de un sinnúmero de nuevas y sugerentes expresiones como ciudades globales, ciudades regionales, megalópolis, superciudades, regiones inteligentes, espacios emergentes, entornos innovadores, tecnopolos, ejes de crecimiento, centros de negocios, distritos industriales y ***nuevas centralidades***, constituye una demostración fehaciente de la enorme importancia que tiene la territorialidad para la estructuración de redes empresariales crecientemente virtuales.

el surgimiento de sub-centros en áreas de más reciente ocupación, lo que ahora se conoce con el nombre de ***"nuevas centralidades"***;

Tal recomendación surge justamente en momentos en que la concentración urbana acelerada y las transformaciones urbanísticas y sociales han llevado al deterioro de los centros históricos hacia donde acudía indistintamente toda la población urbana, ala creación de ***nuevas centralidades*** en áreas de accesibilidad relativamente restringida, a la sustitución de los antiguos bulevares y calles comerciales por imponentes centros comerciales, y a la privatización de calles, zonas residenciales y espacios de ocio.

Dentro de esta discusión no puede quedar afuera lo que hasta ahora se ha presentado como una oposición entre el centro histórico y las ***nuevas centralidades. ***

I've been grappling with this one for ages, so any help would be appreciated. TIA!
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 19:30
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5 +1new centralities
Maria Luisa Duarte
4new suburban centers
bigedsenior
4new urban centers...
Xenia Wong


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new centralities


Explanation:
It is clear that most Europeans do not live in the town centre. The Paris region has a population of 10 million, whereas only 2 million live in Paris itself. On the whole the British have a strong anti-urban bias and prefer to live away from the center of the city, in the country side, in the pursuit of the "rural idyll". In Finland, Alvar Aalto's architecture is typical of this desire of man to live close to nature: his buildings are inserted into the forest, which "dialogues" with the town. How can one describe the Ruhr (Thomas Sieverts work on the "Zwischenstadt") or the Randstatt, other than as dispersed urbanisations, recomposed around old country towns, nature or even new centralities. Everywhere in Europe, town centres are emptying and regaining new roles in relation to the whole range of urban areas. At the same time, businesses, and other economic activities ( warehousing and distribution centres, offices, industrial units,...) have developed mainly in these peripheral areas. Other than lower land costs, and the advantages of good accessibility along major circulations, they enjoy, as is often mentioned in their brochures, being in an agreable, green environment. It can be seen that there are many "forces" and "values" which sustain the constant evolution of these areas.




    Reference: http://www.qub.ac.uk/ep/research/costc10/desprog.html
Maria Luisa Duarte
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Local time: 19:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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new urban centers...


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Major Projects 2. Creation of New Urban Centers
New City Center in Eastern Kobe. Considered a symbolic project in the reconstruction from the Great Hansin-Awaji Earthquake, the New City Center in Eastern ...
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Geologists' model reveals foundation flaws in bedrock under new ...
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Geologists' Model Reveals Foundation Flaws In Bedrock Under New ...
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Geologists’ model reveals foundation flaws in bedrock under new ...
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Xenia Wong
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new suburban centers


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Other new suburban centers, such as Las Colinas, have taken advantage of the vast land ownership and high ambitions of private developers to create an ...
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a110-History of downtownsIn the last sixty years there has been a gradual, but inexorable, shift of retail from the city center to new suburban centers. At first retail followed new ...
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Shopping Centers TodayDevelopers may find that retailers are more excited about going into urban in-fill areas rather than into new, suburban centers, said Kurt Reich, ...
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area by stronger government initiative as other new suburban centers. (4) To promote the development of affordable housing along the corridors toward the ...
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