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Local effects of small port expansion and consequent changes in port-town relationship : the case of Salacgriva, Latvia

February 2012

The permanent pressure on world’s ports to increase their capacity through more efficient and less labor-intensive equipment reduces the positive impact ports used to have in the local settlements. This research is formed as a case study of a small regional port of Latvia, Salacgriva, and the problem looked upon in this study deals with small port-town relationship issues. Through global port development trends and potentials, the role of Salacgriva port is revealed. The main goal of this research is to describe changes that small port expansion would introduce in port-town relationship in the selected case in times when urbanization of port territories and waterfront is globally widespread. The concept of functional beauty is revealed as an opportunity for more successful future port-town integration.


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