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The international research project and the workshop, the results of which are presented in this volume, were developed in a partnership between the Provincial Council of Genoa and the Department of Economy and Quantitative Methods of the University of Genoa. The purpose was analyse the various possible strategies for improving and consolidating the relationships between the development of ports and the social-economic growth of the territories hosting
The research project was performed by a multidisciplinary workgroup and assembled economists, geographers, town planners and jurists around a common goal, in order to examine from an integrated point of view the most relevant aspects of the issue.
During the last twenty years, the transport industry has been subject to an exponential growth in both the throughput and the productivity of ports, as a result of the global reorganisation of industrial activities which began in the late Sixties and the Seventies, following the farreaching geographical changes in the raw material markets and in consumption patterns.
1) The port, capital of the territory
2) Analysing port clusters; definition, delimitation and research issues
3) Positive and negative impacts of a port
4) Public and private interests and the balance between local and national claims: the French experience
5) Land use and investment. Decision-making in ports
6) Re-defining Seaway Infrastructure: Impacts for Ports, Modal Shift and MoS Policy
7) Clusters and territorial multiscalarity: Genoa’s port and logistics cluster
Enrico Musso, Hilda Ghiara
Enrico Musso è full professor of applied economics at University of Genoa- He's editor-inchief of the Internation Journal of Transport Economics, chair the Italian Association of Transport Economics (Siet) and co-chairs the Maritime Transport and Ports Group at the World Conference on Transport Research Society.
Hilda Ghiara, a town-planner, coordinates the European Interuniversity Reserach Centre "Go-Up Governance of Urban Policies" and teaches university masters courses on territorial subjects. She is author of many international publications and editor-in-chief of the magazine Archi-Media.