MARINA Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Workshop, Harbour and urban development – Copenhagen, Denmark

2017-02-23 All day

23th  February 2017

Harbour and urban development – cooperation, strategy and growth

The harbours play a vital role in several larger Danish cities. The decisions taken these years will be crucial in terms of the function of the ports for years to come. The influences of these decisions will be massive, both in terms of how the port functions should relate to the surrounding city; but also for the future city as such, in terms of citizen composition, city-branding, and municipal economy.

For example, in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen the inner ports are being deindustrialized and transformed into cultural institutions and spectacular architecture. It is also known that ports amenity can generate large profits for the construction industry and increased local tax revenues in the form of commercial and residential buildings, increasing the number of jobs available in the cities. But there are also other ways in which the city and port can be linked, e.g. via innovative business networks, social sustainability, tourism and entrepreneurship.

No matter what it requires a holistic effort across key stakeholders (municipal, commercial, industrial, housing associations, citizen groups), including municipal, unanimous willingness to invest political and financial capital as part of a long- term strategy to make the right decision on how to transform a urban harbour.

 

How can we make a city- and harbour development which is holistic, social sustainable and growth-related?

You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.

 

GET STARTED! FOLLOW OUR WORKSHOP AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS ONLINE

The workshop is organised by Aalborg University CPH using the Focus Group methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

 

23-02-2017, 10.00 AM
Seminarrum 0.24 Byg C (10B), Aalborg University, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, 2450
Copenhagen SV, Denmark

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