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.



Ports and their cities: An introduction

Ports and cities have a strong historical association, although the link between port and urban growth has attenuated over time. The various types of port-city face their own specific challenges; much depends on local circumstances. However, the question remains: are ports still drivers of urban growth, and how can they help to achieve such growth?


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