- City’s Port Qualification. City and Port Relationships    click here to open paper content989 kb
by    Pacheco, Paula | casaarcos@iol.pt   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Urban life quality in any city is important for competitiveness. That quality is enhanced when the city is a city-port. Find parameters to help measure the city’s quality and apply them to a case study is an interesting search - Lisbon waterfront.
The urban quality of cities reflects the level of awareness of the city to its environment. The Lisbon Metropolitan Area has a very recent history in the rediscovery of Tagus River and its banks.

In the 90's the municipalities around the estuary started the requalification of several river banks giving new spaces to the urban areas.

Lisbon has a very ancient and interesting relation with Tagus. In the beginning for its resources, than for the water nearby to industries, for transportation and port activities and now for its beautiful and rich waterfront. The population and local institutions has rediscovered the city waterfront.

The city gained new spaces and enhanced its quality. The arquitectonic aesthetic, the views, the accessibilities to the waterfront and to the water are some of the parameters that can give an idea of City’s Port quality.

The capacity to adapt waterfront intervention to local characteristic is the main factor to its success.

Urban live quality is one of the most important factors to port cities competitivity.
waterfront, urban quality, city-port relations
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