On 28 September 2020, the conference “The city goes to the port: culture, research and development. Visions for a shared planning” will take place. The initiative is organized by CNR IRISS in collaboration with RETE within the Naples Shipping Week.
The Historic Port of Naples, from Molo San Vincenzo to Calata Porta di Massa, is a palimpsest of the city’s maritime history and culture, a representation of collective memory and, at the same time, a strategic infrastructure, fully active in its port functions for maritime passenger transport, cruises and the Navy.
Extraordinary architecture and historical infrastructures constitute a unique and outstanding ensemble that has been awaiting redevelopment for years as part of an overall regeneration.
In addition to the projects currently underway, such as the construction of the new Beverello terminal, the restoration of the Immacolatella or the access of the underground to the port, other projects and initiatives could be added to create a centre of culture, research and higher education.
With this in mind, the conference aims to explore the potential of a collaborative decision-making process between institutions, the maritime cluster, and the urban community, for a port that is not only an efficient infrastructure but also – and most importantly – a driver of sustainable development processes based on the maritime identity and the economy of the sea, more and more integrated with the city and the territory.
The conference is part of the research activities on collaborative decision-making processes for the port-city system carried out by the CNR IRISS research group coordinated by Massimo Clemente, Scientific Director of RETE and Director of CNR IRISS, with Eleonora Giovene di Girasole and Gaia Daldanise, within the activities of the Advanced Node of Naples.