Ravenna, Italy is redeveloping its City Docks thanks to URBACT and Urban Innovative Actions
The harbor of Ravenna, Italy. Image: Applelego, Wikimedia.
Ravenna (IT) is one of the major urban centres of
the Emilia Romagna region, on the Adriatic coast. Urbact looks at the City
Docks’ urban redevelopment project aiming to transform the former harbour and
industrial area into a homogeneous and compact urban district due to become a
culturally vibrant knowledge centre, giving the new future economy a boost.
The requalification of the Darsena district is based on the
idea of establishing a single territorial system, from the city to the sea,
enhancing the role of Ravenna as a ‘gateway to the sea’, recovering 136
hectares of industrial area that were largely abandoned.