Cohabitation through innovative multipurpose land use

The objective of this Work Package is to promote cohabitation in ports through innovative multipurpose land use. Inland ports are typical urban ports. As such, they receive fierce competition from other urban stakeholders for the limited space available at the waterside. One solution is placing large scale ports outside the city, but the location in the city centre offers possibilities for new logistics concepts, like city distribution. Another solution is to integrate the port and freight logistics in the urban fabric . This implies a multipurpose approach: combining people and freight.

The idea is to combine port activities with (semi-)public spaces, which legitimizes port activities in urban areas and city centres. This will improve the economic performance within and for the city, improve connectivity and contribute to the modal shift. Nevertheless, ports remain economic centres and combining people and freight must be cost-effective.