tecido das cidades

English translation: urban fabric

15:49 Dec 16, 2010
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: tecido das cidades
análise dos impactos ambientais, e das redes de infra-estrutura, identidade cultural, variedade de usos, integração ao tecido das cidades e formulação dos critérios da implantação do conjunto.
Beatriz Goulart
Local time: 15:12
English translation:urban fabric
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Ivan Rocha, CT
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3 +7urban fabric
Ivan Rocha, CT
4city texture
Katarina Peters
3 +1The fabric of our cities
Oliver Toogood



6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The fabric of our cities

Integration with the fabric of our towns/ cities...

Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  T o b i a s: May work the best, depending on how you word the sentence. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Urban-Housing-Handbook-Shaping-Fabri...
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city texture


Magdalena Nowinska
If one were to imagine cities as fabrics, São Paulo, the Brazilian mega-city, would be an unshapely patchwork, a monstrous makeshift sewn of all manner of cloths, coarse weave alongside delicate muslins, loose basting next to tight embroidery, intricate lace beside simple nets. At least this is the image that comes to mind while reading some of the younger authors from São Paulo whose versions of the city differ dramatically in both pattern and texture...."

Katarina Peters
Local time: 12:12
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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urban fabric


Ivan Rocha, CT
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 16
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gilla Evans: This is how I nearly always translate this expression and it is a widely used phrase in English in this context.
11 mins
  -> Grato, Gilla.

agree  tjr
38 mins
  -> Grato, T.

agree  kashew
1 hr
  -> Grato, Kashew.

agree  Marlene Curtis
2 hrs
  -> Grato, Marlene.

agree  Gilmar Fernandes: yep!
3 hrs
  -> Obrigado, Gilmar.

agree  Muriel Vasconcellos: That was my first thought when I saw the question.
8 hrs
  -> Grato, Muriel.

agree  axies
1 day 11 hrs
  -> Grato, Manuel.
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