WIT Press


Sustainable Mobility In Cyprus: The City Of Limassol

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT110101

Volume

116

Pages

8

Page Range

109 - 116

Published

2011

Size

3,064 kb

Author(s)

S. Gerasimou & M. Georgoudis

Abstract

The city is the main nucleus of social life which creates civilization and reflects the values and traditions of society. According to Plato the ideal city should be built 10 miles from the shore on a rough soil with a rich inner land. The main characteristic of the town could be resumed in the prevalence of public interest on individual ones, while virtue was the most important value of living together. The city of Limassol, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is the second biggest city on the island and one of the most important maritime, commercial, tourism and service centres in the wider area. Thus, the port of Limassol mainly due to its position, i.e. the last port before the Suez Canal, is considered a junction port between Europe, Asia and the Middle East. After an analysis on town planning principles, the paper focuses on the concepts of sustainable mobility and sustainable city. Next we examine the ‘Olympic Shore’ project of the city of Limassol as a successful example implementing sustainability. Besides, the case study in question should be considered as a model of a modern sustainable and environment-friendly intervention, which has played a key role in designing other similar projects on the island of Cyprus. Keywords: sustainable mobility, walkability, urban renaissance, Limassol, Cyprus.

Keywords

sustainable mobility, walkability, urban renaissance, Limassol,Cyprus