Lisbon riverfront regeneration, what kind of city is this development model actually serving?
The “city” which corroborates the “right to the city” as a co-created space for urban life, where citizens are the main protagonists (2), is losing territory in port cities, such as Lisbon, where local government is using the city’s riverfront as a catalyst for short-term profit.
The question is: what kind of city is this development model actually serving?
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(3) Giovinazzi, O. & Moretti, M. (2010). Port Cities and Urban Waterfront: Transformations and Opportunities.
(4) Plano Geral de Intervenções da Zona Ribeirinha (general plan of interventions along Lisbon riverfront), approved in 2008 / A protocol between the City Council and the Lisbon Port Authority (APL) transferred the disabled port areas to the public domain (approx. 30 hectares) 2008/09.
PDM Lisboa 2012 (Lisbon’s master plan 2012) corroborates the interventions proposed by the PGIZR.
(5) – Extension between Cais do Sodré and Santa Apolónia. The completion of the first phase of interventions along the riverfront initiated in 2009 by the City Council is ongoing, with the exterior arrangements around the new Lisbon cruise terminal and the conversion of the former boats station in Terreiro do Paço into a maritime-tourism terminal.
(6) Some of the ongoing residential projects (early stage): Martinhal Residences in Parque das Nações (Capinha Lopes / Elegant Group); Convento do Beato (Risco / Larfa Properties); Projecto Urbano Dom Luís Boavista (Saraiva e Associados / SILVIP); Promenade (Frederico Valsassina / AM | 48); Complexo de Alcântara (Saraiva e Associados / BNP Paribas, Grupo SIL).