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From planning the port/city to planning the port-city : exploring the economic interface in European port cities

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In last three decades, planning agencies of most ports have institutionally evolved into a (semi-) independent port authority. The rationale behind this process is that port authorities are able to react more quickly to changing logistical and spatial preferences of maritime firms, hence increasing the competitiveness of ports. Although these dedicated port authorities have proven to be largely successful, new economic, social, and environmental challenges are quickly catching up on these port governance models, and particularly leads to (spatial) policy ‘conflicts’ between port and city. This chapter starts by assessing this conflict and argue that the conflict is partly a result of dominant—often also academic—spatial representations of the port city as two separate entities. To escape this divisive conception of contemporary port cities, this chapter presents a relational visualisation method that is able to analyse the economic interface between port and city. Based on our results, we reflect back on our proposition and argue that the core challenge today for researchers and policy makers is acknowledging the bias of port/city, being arguably a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hence, we turn the idea of (planning the) port/city conflicts into planning the port-city’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Van den Berghe, Karel, and Tom Daamen. “From Planning the Port/City to Planning the Port-City : Exploring the Economic Interface in European Port Cities.” European Port Cities in Transition : Moving towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs, edited by Angela Carpenter and Rodrigo Lozano, Springer Nature, 2020, pp. 89–108.
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Van den Berghe, K., & Daamen, T. (2020). From planning the port/city to planning the port-city : exploring the economic interface in European port cities. In A. Carpenter & R. Lozano (Eds.), European port cities in transition : moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 89–108). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
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Van den Berghe, Karel, and Tom Daamen. 2020. “From Planning the Port/City to Planning the Port-City : Exploring the Economic Interface in European Port Cities.” In European Port Cities in Transition : Moving towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs, edited by Angela Carpenter and Rodrigo Lozano, 89–108. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
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Van den Berghe, Karel, and Tom Daamen. 2020. “From Planning the Port/City to Planning the Port-City : Exploring the Economic Interface in European Port Cities.” In European Port Cities in Transition : Moving towards More Sustainable Sea Transport Hubs, ed by. Angela Carpenter and Rodrigo Lozano, 89–108. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
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Van den Berghe K, Daamen T. From planning the port/city to planning the port-city : exploring the economic interface in European port cities. In: Carpenter A, Lozano R, editors. European port cities in transition : moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature; 2020. p. 89–108.
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K. Van den Berghe and T. Daamen, “From planning the port/city to planning the port-city : exploring the economic interface in European port cities,” in European port cities in transition : moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, A. Carpenter and R. Lozano, Eds. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020, pp. 89–108.
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  abstract     = {In last three decades, planning agencies of most ports have institutionally evolved into a (semi-) independent port authority. The rationale behind this process is that port authorities are able to react more quickly to changing logistical and spatial preferences of maritime firms, hence increasing the competitiveness of ports. Although these dedicated port authorities have proven to be largely successful, new economic, social, and environmental challenges are quickly catching up on these port governance models, and particularly leads to (spatial) policy ‘conflicts’ between port and city. This chapter starts by assessing this conflict and argue that the conflict is partly a result of dominant—often also academic—spatial representations of the port city as two separate entities. To escape this divisive conception of contemporary port cities, this chapter presents a relational visualisation method that is able to analyse the economic interface between port and city. Based on our results, we reflect back on our proposition and argue that the core challenge today for researchers and policy makers is acknowledging the bias of port/city, being arguably a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hence, we turn the idea of (planning the) port/city conflicts into planning the port-city’s strengths and weaknesses.},
  author       = {Van den Berghe, Karel and Daamen, Tom},
  booktitle    = {European port cities in transition : moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs},
  editor       = {Carpenter, Angela and Lozano, Rodrigo},
  isbn         = {9783030364632},
  issn         = {2212-5450},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {89--108},
  publisher    = {Springer Nature},
  series       = {Strategies for Sustainability},
  title        = {From planning the port/city to planning the port-city : exploring the economic interface in European port cities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36464-9},
  year         = {2020},
}

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