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Rotterdam Past, Present, and Future: a Global Port-City at the Crossroads

We are delighted to introduce this portrait of the Port of Rotterdam, developed by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus…

Rotterdam, the Port City Territory
Interview with Allard CASTELLEIN

Thank you very much for accepting this interview for PORTUS Portrait, focused on Rotterdam. We would…

Analyzing the Petroleumscape of Rotterdam

Petroleum – its extraction, refining, transformation, and consumption – has shaped our built environment in visible…

Representations of a World in Flux: The Port of Rotterdam in Fin-de-Siècle Postcards

Why do old postcards matter for the understanding of port cities such as Rotterdam? Old postcards,…

The Magic of Port Cities: Engaging Port Citizens

Educational activities and outreach can help facilitate mutual engagement. UNESCO – the UN organization for education,…

Playing the Port

Ports are key nodes in the global flow of goods and people, but the way they…

Port-City-Regions in a Time of Transitions: Value Deliberation on Port City Futures

Politicians, academics, and citizens in many cities around the world have started to pay close attention…

Waterfronts in the Netherland and Belgium

Located where a number of important rivers meet the North Sea, the Netherlands and Belgium contain…

Naples Beyond Oil: New Design Approaches in the Era of Retiring Landscapes

Cities and landscapes around the world are the result of many centuries of human interventions. They…

Port City Futures

A port, its neighboring city and adjacent region form a territorial network of people, goods, and…

The Open Sea as the Last Best Escape: Yachts and the freedom of the ocean

Seascapes In the summer, the Amalfi Coast offers gorgeous views of dangerously steep roads, narrow streets…

Spaces of Flows – Spaces of Friction: Planning the intersections

The recent flooding in Houston, Texas, caused by Hurricane Harvey, underscores the need for citizens, politicians,…

Oil in Oil (and Other Art Media): Painting the Petroleum Port

The oil industry depends on water both for the refining process and for transportation, so many…

Universities and Ports Cities: Stumbling Block, Place Filler or Innovation Hub?

In 1911, under the aegis of Hamburg’s General Lecture system, an academic lecture hall was inaugurated…

Writing Port Cities

In Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino famously imagined Marco Polo describing imaginary cities to Kublai Khan. Reflecting…

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