Globalization & City Ports:
The Response of City Ports
in the Northern Hemisphere
Globalization Urban Form & Governance, No. 9

Edited Marisa Carmona
December 2003
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2469-5
154 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$43.50 Paper Original


Globalization policies have been advocated by governments and by international development agencies as the most promising way out from underdevelopment. They argue that these policies would enhance the trading opportunities of the less developed regions in a world-wide market and would promote their internal modernization by transferring advanced management and technology from global firms.

Structural adjustments, city marketing and infrastructure modernization appear simultaneously as a requirement and as an outcome of the new age of globalization. The Research Atelier Alfa takes globalization as an important component of current thinking about city, yet sees the city not as a purely macroeconomic imperative but as a social process of building and negotiations, in which different actors state their interest, propose solutions and generate decisions.

Contents include: Introduction, Long Term Economic Cycles and the Relationship between Port and City: the Case of Hamburg, The Future Development of Seaports, Maritime Trade and Cosmopolitan Port Cities in Southeast Asia, Strengthening the Bond between City and Port, The Port of Amsterdam, The Search for a New Identity by the Port-City of Rotterdam, Shanghai, a Port-City in Search of a New Identity: Transformations in the Bond between City and Port, Rotterdam: the Mismatch between the Port and the City, Water Rediscovered via the Old Town of Jakarta, The New CBD by the Hudson Riverfront in Manhattan: the Challenge of Zoning Regulations, City Ports - Case Study Barcelona: Forum 2004 Transformation of the Waterfront.

Urban Planning; Civil Engineering

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