Climate change and rising water levels are a major consideration in large-scale projects for port city developers. A new approach to waterfront planning is gradually emerging, which could see the development of pioneering solutions, not just to protect the environment but as an opportunity to create new spaces.

However, planning the city with the port necessarily means optimising environmental performance. In this too, the City Port territory is a useful place for rolling out strategies and measures to reduce the environmental footprint, with a clear emphasis on anticipation and cooperation.