OECD Port-Cities Programme

 

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The OECD Port-Cities Programme aims to identify how ports can be assets for urban development. The programme therefore assesses the impact of ports on cities and regions. It also compares policies aimed at increasing positive regional impacts of ports and limiting negative effects.

 

Synthesis Report

 Report cover page: The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: Synthesis Report

Publication Date: 09/09/2013

Pages: 183

"Ports and cities are historically strongly linked, but the link between port and city growth has become weaker. Economic benefits often spill over to other regions, whereas negative impacts are localised in the port-city. How can ports become the drivers again of urban economic growth; and how can negative port impacts be mitigated? Those are the questions that this report aims to answer".


This synthesis report provides recommendations for policies to national, regional and local governments, as well as port authorities. It provides a synthesis of main findings from the OECD Port-Cities Programme, created in 2010 in order to assess the impact of ports on their cities and provide policy recommendations to increase the positive impacts of ports on their cities.


This report was launched at an OECD conference in Rotterdam (Netherlands), 9th September 2013. Other launching events took place in Valparaíso (Chile), 13th September 2013, and Singapore, 8th October 2013.

Case studies

Up to 2013, a series of case studies is being carried out on various port-cities in the world. These case studies benchmark the performance of the ports examined, analyse the impact of the ports, and assess policy and governance challenges.

Studies currently available are:

In addition the following thematic papers have been issued:

  Contact

For more information, please contact Mr. Olaf MERK: Olaf.Merk@oecd.org


Friendly URL: www.oecd.org/regional/portcities

 

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