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PORTUS Port-City Relationship and Urban Waterfront Redevelopment

LAST UPDATE, May 25, 2018
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Future scenarios: planning and prospects

 

Different categories of articles are featured in this section. For example:
- Port planning and urban-port planning carried out on different levels and in a variety of areas.
- Work that is of a methodological and epistemological nature concerning urban and port planning, on the techniques and tools that are used for planning, whether they are of an integrated nature (strategic plans) or whether they concern urban planning, infrastructures or are of an economic kind.
- Articles whose purpose is to analyse and reflect upon the port city of the future and the future of port cities, the challenges and opportunities that ports and cities will be facing in the short- and medium-term, or studies that prepare concepts, new visions and proposals.

 

 

SCOPPETTA Cecilia

 

Soft urban policies and “second hand” spaces. Testing innovative planning tools in Bremen

 

ABSTRACT

 

The financial-economic crisis of the most recent years has exacerbated problems in port-cities that had already been affected by the transition from a Fordist to a post-Fordist economy as well as by both social, economic and geo-political changes due to globalisation and the emergence of transhipment systems. The most visible effects of such relevant shift consists of the presence of urban voids and vacant spaces: not only brownfields or abandoned building – ruins of Fordist production processes – witnessing a century-old port-city history, but also unrented shops, apartments or offices. This is why port-cities appear as a privileged place for testing innovative planning tools, given the significant and still problematic presence of abandoned and degraded urban areas that have lost their original functions, with serious consequences on the social and economic sphere. The aim of the paper is to illustrate one of the first temporary use programs established by a municipality in cooperation with an NGO, born from the recognition of the need for new tools to revitalise vacant sites and building stock and to keep young professionals and creatives in town.

 

KEYWORDS

Bremen; Urban regeneration; Innovative planning tools; Vacant spaces; Temporary uses

 

SCOPPETTA Cecilia

Architect PhD, Sapienza University (Rome) 

 

 

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MONDOU Véronique, TAUNAY Benjamin, SHIWEI Shen

 

The cruise ports of call in China: a new form of harbour development

 

ABSTRACT

 

The port activity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been enriched over the last ten years thanks to the development of maritime cruising. This article focuses on the creation of ports for this new activity. The text stresses the role of the various actors – the central State, the provinces and international cruise lines – with sometimes divergent interests, before arguing that, more generally, cruising is not limited to economic activity but also a political dimension.

 

KEYWORDS

Planning; Cruise ports of call; China

 

 

MONDOU Véronique

UFR ESTHUA Tourisme et Culture, Laboratoire ESO, Université d’Angers, France

 

 

TAUNAY Benjamin

UFR ESTHUA Tourisme et Culture, Laboratoire ESO, Université d’Angers, France

 

 

SHIWEI Shen

Université de Ningbo, Institut franco-chinois du tourisme et de la culture, Chine

 

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