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Portus 26 – November 2013


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Roger Humberto Ríos Duarte
Limon port (CR): social struggles in the definition of the port city

Limon port (CR): social struggles in the definition of the port city

Costa Rica lives today (November 11, 2013) a strong social tension in its most important port (Puerto Limon). Limon port has been closed: cruises have had to eliminate its visit to Costa Rica and cargo ships have waiting long hours ...
- Central America
Roberto Converti
Puerto Valparaíso. Una estrategia global en el Océano Pacífico Sudamericano

Puerto Valparaíso. Una estrategia global en el Océano Pacífico Sudamericano

Entre la costa del Pacífico y la cordillera de los Andes, Chile tiene uno de sus sitios más atractivos, la Ciudad Puerto de Valparaíso, declarada el 2 de Julio de 2003 como Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Organización de ...
- Latinas
Pierre Gras
Africa: port fever against crisis?

Africa: port fever against crisis?

Africa is today the continent where the pace of urbanization is the fastest, while remaining the least urbanized in the world [1]. Some large cities (Casablanca, Lagos, Cape Town, Dakar, Abidjan...) are also major ports, but many intermediate cities, they ...
- PeriScope
Oriana Giovinazzi, Giuseppina Scavuzzo
WaRe. The Waterfront Regeneration Project

WaRe. The Waterfront Regeneration Project

In many cases, the redeveloped waterfront acts as a driver for the re-launch of the entire economy of a city, often re-locating it in an international context. For this reason, many cities, even of a small and medium size, are ...
- EU Projects
Lisa Diedrich
The Arctic landscape machine

The Arctic landscape machine

This column aims at investigating harbours in a landscape perspective, which means extending our view beyond the delimited harbour area towards the surrounding landscape of which the harbour is a constitutive part. Let us look at an extreme location on ...
- PortScapes
Giorgio Scianca
The memory of man and that of the places

The memory of man and that of the places

Telling stories is a feature of the human soul. Telling for images is anthropological: the huge cruise ships crossing Venice (2012); the "new " white city in Greece (2010); the barracks in the port of Helsinki (2002); the yards and ...
- TelePORTation
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