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The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities

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Ports and cities are historically strongly linked, but the link between port and city growth has become weaker. Economic benefits often spill over to other regions, whereas negative impacts are localised in the port-city. How can ports regain their role as drivers of urban economic growth and how can negative port impacts be mitigated? Those are the questions that this report aims to answer.

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An effective policy mix for port-cities

The appropriate policy mix for a specific port-city depends on its local assets and characteristics. Despite the need for tailor-made policy design, a few generic lessons can be identified. An assessment of port-city policies shows the effectiveness of transportrelated port-city policies, provided that policy coherence is respected.

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