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PORTUS Port-City Relationship and Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

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Port cities in a landscape perspective

This column will invite you over the forthcoming issues of PORTUS to apprehend port cities in a landscape perspective – something that hasn’t been done so far. Landscape, generally speaking, is a rather unknown and often misunderstood concept. In … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Bon voyage!

The first journey between fiction and reality, film and documentaries, will exemplify the intent of this column. The port cities we “teletransported” to are all located on the Mediterranean Sea (Thessaloniki, Tetouan, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa) with two smaller … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Marineros de papel

El comportamiento peculiar de la gente de mar (que son tanto los que navegan como los que viven alrededor del mar, familiares y trabajadores) configura una fuente de identidad y de diferenciación propia, que los caracteriza. Se manifiestan … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Imágenes de las nuevas transformaciones del waterfront de Nueva York

Nueva York es probablemente la ciudad con el frente de agua más extenso de todo el mundo. Sus cinco grandes boroughs tienen larguísimas fachadas sobre los ríos y canales interiores. Manhattan y Staten Island son islas, Brooklyn y … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

The Taste of Port Cities. Eat and the City

Alberto Savinio was strolling down the streets of Milan, listening to the heart of one of his dearest cities [1]; Italo Calvino, wandering about thousands of cities, was looking for their soul, powerful probe of the soul of … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Cantos de puerto, cantos de arrabal

Él se fue una tarde con rumbo ignorado

en el mismo barco que lo trajo a mí;

pero entre mis labios se dejó olvidado

un beso de amante que yo le … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013

Navios

The long and dangerous journey, the endless exile, the troubled, difficult and ingenious adventure of Ulysses’ return to the homeland, as told in the Odyssey, represent for Virgílio Costa, in his latest poetic production entitled Volta à Ítaca, … More


PORTUS 25 - June 2013