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PORTUS Port-City Relationship and Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

LAST UPDATE, January 12, 2018
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Contemporary port cities and new port-city relations models

 

This section specialises in showing the dynamics and recent transformations that have affected ports, as well as the processes of change to which these types of large cities are subject. It also explains the changes, effects and impacts that they are undergoing as a result of those processes.
It is a section that will also feature articles whose purpose it is to present the complexity and diversity of port-city relations. The way they interact, conflicts and synergies, dealing with such aspects as the administration and governance of port cities and ports themselves, conflicts of interest, and the tools and practices for reaching agreements.

 

 

ACUTO Federico, MAINARDI Costanza

 

Unfinished Trieste: projects and strategies for old and new portuality

 

               ABSTRACT

 

These notes put the attention on the urban regeneration projects of Porto Vecchio from the 70′s to the present day, reviewing them in the light of the more recent debate. The key interpretation tends to emphasize the role of the city-port as ganglion between large and narrow networks of human settlement. The research begins with the Competition for the Regional Offices of Trieste in 1974; the project Lascian gli stazzi e vanno verso il mare, in fact, anticipates many of the current issues: reuse; public and private; development and innovation; intermodality. In the years 1974-1999, the aim of the projects is oriented towards the post USSR emerging world; the need is not only the urban renewal of the port, but to enhance the city as a hub for Eastern Europe trades. Otherwise, from 1999 to 2013, there were a real estate boost and some deals related to “big events” (as Expo 2008), following the example of Genoa. Looking to the case studies, it’s clear that urban regeneration can’t be sustained only by local resources, but should move forward together the New Port. Thus they are suggested some proposals that could improve the accessibility and freight transport (rail and port), challenging the uncertain evolution of the Baltic and Mediterranean corridors. From this point of view, the lack of reference scenarios seems like the limit of the current debate, whereas the research shows the need for a global vision adequate for the scales of the problem; in the omission of scenarios prefiguring and comparisons, there is a great risk of losing the crux of the matter: the missing links between New Port facilities, strategies on a macro-regional level and the urban regeneration of the Porto Vecchio.

 

KEYWORDS

 

Trieste; Port cities; Porto Vecchio; Urban renewal; Redevelopment

 

ACUTO Federico

Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito (DABC), Politecnico di Milano

 

 

MAINARDI Costanza

Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito (DABC), Politecnico di Milano

 

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CORRADINI Simona

 

Watefront in the shared planning experience’s “Porta a mare, the future of neighborhoods, partecipates to change”

 

ABSTRACT

 

In 2015, between February and September the city of Livorno has witnessed the project “Porta a mare, the future of neighborhoods, partecipates to change” (PAM), financed by the regional authority of Tuscany, based on LR 46/2013 and from the city hall of Livorno. The project has had as its prime objective the creation of a shared vision between citizens and stakeholders as far as the urban renovation and remodelling of Porta a mare, welcoming input to reply to the residents needs as well as the general socio economic wellbeing and environmental sustainability of the city and its inhabitants. The laboratory activities and the online interaction platforms have generated 84 project proposals that citizens have created through sharing various issues and possible solutions. The project PAM has allowed a new approach to the waterfront, at the same time being people inclusive and also representing the different interfacing spaces possibilities. What the contribute try to show is a different philosophy toward the waterfront development to help pushing public administration towards defining complex multidisciplinary and intersectoral tools, overcoming expertise and time related issues to verify the feasibility of the interventions.

 

KEYWORDS

 

Waterfront; Shared vision; Neiborhoods interface; Citizens; participation

 

CORRADINI Simona

Architetto, PhD in Progettazione Urbana, Università degli Studi di Firenze;

Simurg Ricerche snc, Livorno.

 

 

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