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European Sustainable Urbanisation through port city Regeneration - Case study Catania


Analysis and assessment of a case study in small- and medium-sized port cities. The report describes the trend and proposes a solution to be applied by the Municipality of Catania. This case study has been prepared as a key input to the ESPON project ENSURE – European Sustainable Urbanisation through port city Regeneration. The study consists of three tasks: • task 1, based on statistical analysis and a survey among small and medium-sized port cities in Europe to identify the economic, social and environmental impact of port city regeneration. • task 2, based on a case study comprising four European small and medium-sized port cities of Cork (IE), Aalborg (DK), Brest (FR) and Catania (IT) with the aim of collection and analysing the experience of the port regenerations in their territories • task 3 based on the outcome of task 1 and 2 to develop a framework of good practice for implementing sustainable port city regeneration in small and medium-sized European cities This case study is thus one of four case study reports of Task 2. The purpose is here to describe and analyse the process of relocation of port activities and the regeneration of the port areas in the city of Catania (IT) and to identify main drivers and challenges of this process on the background of the specific geographical, urban, social and economic context in order to contribute to an overall assessment of what practise best suits cities like Catania. In connection with the overall project, a research framework has been developed to indicate what are the main questions to be raised and identified answers during the project activities and the three main tasks. The main questions of the research framework are shown in the following table 1. More detailed questions are given in Annex 1.