Valencia’s new port activity zone to include more green spaces and more sustainable mobility in response to the demands of local residents

The public debate was extended to allow all stakeholders to put forward their criticisms and comments. Protests continue, however. The local authorities in Valencia have now revised the project to minimise the impact and place greater importance on quality of life. This is the first time such a plan has been considered, to harmonise economic and logistics requirements with residents’ demands for public spaces and cycle lanes. Continue reading

Public debate in Livorno: the mayor and the President of the Port enter a constructive phase for the extension plans

The debate, which brought together a large number of local stakeholders, associations, professionals and politicians, focused on plans to convert the maritime terminal and extend the container terminal. The latter project was revised downwards following recent studies highlighting the importance of more stringent environmental and financial requirements. Finally, environmental monitoring needs to be established to observe air quality and possible noise pollution. Continue reading

Shanghai plans to create a free port with a focus on innovation

The announcement is the logical next step following the free trade zone launched in 2013, and which was extended in 2015. In addition to the commercial activity, the objective is to accelerate foreign investment to create a Chinese rival to Silicon Valley that will reinforce the 400 R&D centres already present in the territory. Continue reading