Research in the Centre for Metropolis and Mainport is being built accross the Centre's four central themes.
Addresses the challenge to avoid or reduce the negative externalities of port activities for the urban environment and the region;
Addresses the need to create access to vital functions in port and urban areas and provide mobility to persons and freight;
- World Port City:
Addresses the potential of the urban area to support the port function and the potential of the port to stimulate urban development;
- Secure International Trade and Global Clusters:
Addresses the metropolises and mainports as hubs for the facilitation of global trade from a multidisciplinary approach.