Posts Tagged ‘Tourism’

Porto, the URBACT city par excellence!

The city of Porto (PT) is the URBACT city per excellence amongst Portuguese cities! And why? On the one hand, it is the city with the largest participation in URBACT networks over the last 10 years: six, in total. On the other hand, it is a city that registers a strong involvement of various departments […]

By Ana Resende, on March 21st, 2019 at 13:27

Island of pedestrians

Landing at the ferry port of Silba, a medium-sized island in Northern Dalmatia, crystal-clear sea and a decent beach with white pebbles are waiting right next to the port. The nearby café serves as a beach bar, as well as a waiting room for many travellers who visit the island in summer. But, unlike other […]

By Marko Peterlin, on February 1st, 2018 at 15:11

Cities investing in heritage and everyday culture in Greece and Cyprus: turning citizens in active participants rather than passive viewers

By browsing through the 97 URBACT Good Practice cities one can notice that culture and heritage are given a central role in several of them, e.g. Lisbon is implementing a strategy in order to protect historic shops, Malaga is turning a downgraded central area in a creative district, in Budapest Ujbuda residents are the ones […]

By Nicholas Karachalis, on October 24th, 2017 at 10:24

Diary of a Cruise Port Observer

Unlike some Port – City relationships Ajaccio (Corsica) and its port facilities are virtually inseparable, territorially, physically, visually and even functionally. The harbour and bay provide a full range of modern day port facilities, combining the traditional “Gare Maritime” with its ferry services to Sardinia and mainland Italy and France, with yacht and pleasure boat […]

By URBACT, on August 25th, 2011 at 14:33

Poitiers is changing…

Inhabitants and guests of Poitiers are witnessing multiple alterations in their town’s heritage area. Poitiers is a historic town situated in the west central area of France which contains a large panel of cultural heritage. Its population reaches 83.500 inhabitants. Since Poitiers joined the URBACT HerO project, many transformations have been completed on the ground: […]

By URBACT, on April 27th, 2011 at 14:25

Sevilla, a Ceramic City reinventing its image

Sevilla (Andalucia-Spain) is partner in the URBACT UNIC project working on how cities can encourage and develop new policies and actions which help their territory and industries, on this case focused on the ceramic sector, in a time of change and economic transition. One of these new actions should certainly be linked to the re-invented […]

By URBACT, on March 11th, 2011 at 11:42

Graz City Guide on iPHONE : Urban touch – The Modern way of sightseeing

The city of Graz , city partner in HerO URBACT project, now offers visitors the opportunity to explore the modernity and cultural historic flair of the city in an innovative and playful way, making use of the newest iPhone application “Urban Touch – Graz City Guide on iPhone”. Within seconds the Urban Touch provides useful […]

By URBACT, on November 2nd, 2010 at 15:25