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You can't build a circular (city) port system by simply stacking many isolated projects and practices. Throughout these projects and practices we need to identify certain patterns: prototypical milieus, situations or building blocks…

Building Blocks

We ended up with identifying eight building blocks that can be recognized across the Delta (city) ports. Each building block represents a link in the total circular chain, and their interaction seems essential to further circularity. Although not all these blocks are necessarily found in all (city) port areas studied, they do capture the vibrancy of answers that (city) ports and water-bound areas provide to their explicit circularity targets.

Find out more about the idea behind the building blocks in this video presentation.

Building Blocks

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Thursday 23 September 2021

The diverse industrial and logistical areas located next to the waterways network hold a good potential for synergies. In the Capacity Fields we are next to the sea, with deeper waters, berths, facil…

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

Regions can benefit from ports on their territory, at least if their ports perform well and are properly embedded in the regional economy. They can provide value added for the region, but they usuall…

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

A cluster is as an ideal type of institutional and economic structure involving collaboration among different actors and firms, normally operating within a discretely defined industry. The Canal Clus…

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

For the sustained success of the port ecosystem, it is essential to understand every stage of its development to help it to evolve over time as well as to catch up with breakthroughs that are difficu…

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

At the interface between port and city, often occupying structures that were left behind by the continuous up-scaling of the logistical activities in the port, new pools of skilled workforce see the …

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

  Port areas, because of their easy logistical access and the existence of ample surfaces for large volumes of products and wastes, have traditionally attracted a mix of recycling and distribution…

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

The Hinterland Hub exemplifies best the numerous possibilities that the redesign of global value chains holds for ports, by combining traditional maritime activities like the handling of commodities …

 

Thursday 23 September 2021

Regional economic benefits could be stimulated by innovation and high-value-added activities. The Knowledge Districts are the breeding ground for start-ups busy with breakthroughs in fields such as t…

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Workbook 2 – Building Blocks

This document presents the 8 building blocks that can be recognized across the Delta ports. Each building block represents a link in the total circular chain, and their interaction seems essential to further circularity.  

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