The PORTICO Project
During 2009-2012 a team of archaeologists, architects, artists, designers and engineers worked together on the City Walls and Towers as part of the European Portico project. This project partnered Chester with the historic cities of Cologne (Germany), Ghent (Belgium), Utrecht (the Netherlands) and Initiatief Domplein in Utrecht to demonstrate best practice in the use of archaeology for tourism and economic development. In Chester the project was commissioned and managed by Chester Renaissance in partnership with the Historic Environment Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council. The experience from Chester, and the other historic cities, will help cities across Europe to protect and use their archaeological heritage for economic benefit.