The Centre for Metropolis & Mainport recognises the need to develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge on the connections between metropolises and mainports. It aims to do so while making uses of the joint academic communities of the Leiden, Delft, and Erasmus universities that work on the topic areas of the centre.
The Centre for Metropolis and Mainport considers questions such as:
- How can ports operate as nuclei in worldwide networks in a more environmentally friendly way?
- What instruments can be used to enhance the accessibility of ports?
- How can we strengthen international trade and global clusters around ports and metropolises?
- How can the synergy between port and city be improved?