This Conference on “Sea, Port, City” is a international maritime studies conference and concerns marine urbanism and sea, port, city processes worldwide, past and present. The conference will feature academic, industrial, and governmental perspectives on maritime systems, cultures and traditions, politics, history, clusters, operations, economics, logistics, environmental issues, and infrastructures. The conference will take place in May, 2018 in Zhoushan, China and is organiser by Island Dynamics in collaboration with Zhejiang University.
In order to understand human interactions with the ocean, it is necessary to take an integrated view of terrestrial and marine urbanism:
- How does a harbour develop into a port?
- How do ports interact with cities?
- How do offshore activities influence onshore life?
- Is urbanisation of the sea on the increase?
- What roles do small towns and large cities play in the global network of port processes?
Sea, Port, City will consider these questions and more, discussing such topics as shipping and transport logistics, offshore cultures, port operations, fishing supply chains, the sea-port-city interface, maritime technologies, offshore energy, social dynamics in maritime communities, and climate change and the environment.
- Jiaguo Qi (Michigan State University)
Presenters are invited to submit papers for consideration at the online, open access journal Urban Island Studies. Accepted papers will be published in the journal’s Sea, Port, City thematic section. Because all papers are subject to peer review, publication is not guaranteed. There is no deadline for submission.