Asociación para la Colaboración entre Puertos y Ciudades // Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities

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This work is fundamental to understanding the contemporary port city, forming an integral part of the relationship between the port and the city.

It is an analysis of the dynamics that have marked the recent evolution of this unique global urban typology and the precesses and challenges faced in this new century.

It is an interdisciplinary look at the multifaceted reality of port cities, result of the collective work of over thirty experts from Europe, The United States, Latin America and Japan.

It offers us a unique means of analysing the future of maritime cities in the emerging global scenario resulting from the structural change that the world is going through today.


Format: 30 x 24 cm.
Nº of pages: 384 full color
Languages: English and Spanish
Nº of items: 26
Nº of analysed cases: 25
Nº of illustrations (photographs, graphs, tables): 241
Binding: Hardcover

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José Joaquín Martínez Sieso. Forward Joan Alemany, Rinio Bruttomesso The XXIst Century Port City. Ten Year of RETE Brian Hoyle. Tomorrow’s World? Divergence and Reconvergence at the Port-City interface

1. The relationship between Port and City: from confrontation to collaboration The nature of the contemporary Port City

César Ducruet. The Port City in a multidisciplinary analysis  José Luis Estrada Llaquet. Future trends in port activity Fernando González Laxe. Redefining the new Port-City equilibrium Joan Alemany. Ports in the urban economy Enrico Musso, Hilda Ghiara. Reshaping the economic landscape of Port Cities Rinio Bruttomesso. Port and City: from integration to coexistence João Figueira de Sousa. Reflections on Port-City relations:interpretative models and new approaches Miguel Aguiló. Ports and Cities, their mutual requirements Manuel Matoses Rebollo, José Ramón Ruiz Manso.The Port City in contemporary urban culture

 Port-City: aspects of a complex relationship

Han Meyer. The Port-City in the era of globalization:the second transformation Dirk Schubert. A shift from ships to chips. Waterfront transformation in European seaports Patrick Verhoeven. Societal integration of ports: a key task for Port Authorities Joan Busquets. Urban development and port growth. Or vice-versa? Peter Hendee Brown. The Diversified Waterfront and the New Port Authority Natércia Rêgo Cabral. Governability and Sustainability. Redevelopment of the waterfront in Lisbon

International Institutions and Associations –a driving force

Reynaldo Bench. Port-City: the role of major international institutions. The case of the World Bank Toru Takamatsu, Yasushi Hosokawa. WAVE. The Development of Port Cities in Japan Olivier Lemaire. AIVP. From the port brownfield to the climate challenge: a look at 20 years at the service of port-city projects Marta Moretti. Cities on Water. A network of cities that use water as the basis for their strategic challenge Carlos M. Gallegos. CIP. The 21st century Port City in Latin America Roger Ríos Duarte, Maricruz Corrales Mora PROCIP. Comprehensive Research Program for the Development of Port Cities, Costa Rica

2. The RETE experience RETE and its Nodes

Rinio Bruttomesso, José Luis Estrada Llaquet. RETE. A different association for a common challenge Autoridad Portuaria de Santander. The Santander Node     Ana Cristina dos Reis e Cunha. The Lisbon Node Manuel Matoses Rebollo. The “Estrecho” Node Vicent Esteban Chapapría. The Valencia Node

Best practice” by the Members of RETE

Administração do Porto de Lisboa
Administração dos Portos do Douro e Leixões
Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Autoridad Portuaria de Balears
Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras
Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona
Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón
Autoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas
Autoridad Portuaria de Santander
Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Portos dos Açores
Puertos del Estado
Autoridad Portuaria de Alicante
Autoridad Portuaria de Avilés
Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón
Autoridad Portuaria de Melilla
Autoridad Portuaria de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla
Autoridad Portuaria de Tarragona
Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia
Ayuntamiento de Málaga
Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo
Consorzio del Porto di Alghero
Administração dos Portos da Região Autónoma da Madeira

RETE: 2001-2011. Ten Years of Achievements


Institutional Activity
Members of RETE
Governance and Management
Meetings and Councils

Scientific Activities   
Lecturing: Courses and Seminars
Other means

3 Biographies

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