Programme

Transforming Ports, Changing Cities

Thursday 13 december 2012

Location of the AIVP Days:
WORLD TRADE CENTER BARCELONA
Auditorio, World Trade Center

From 8:30 onwards, registration of the participants. Distribution of documentation.

9:00 – 9:30
Welcome and official opening

Antoni Vives i Tomas, Tercer Teniente del Alcalde, Hábitat Urbano, Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, España

Sixte Cambra Sanchez, Presidente, Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona, España

Jean Pierre Lecomte, Président de l’AIVP

9:30 – 11:00
SESSION 1: PASSENGER TRANSPORT BY SEA, FERRIES AND CRUISE SHIPS IN THE CITY
The capacity of many port cities to attract international business can also be measured by the considerable increase in demand for cruise ships and other maritime tourism activities. These have a great economic impact on the city, although they are generally not assessed in as much depth as they deserve. Without knowledge of the socio-economic impact of these activities directly related to maritime tourism, development strategies cannot be implemented to enable their costs and benefits to be compared. At the same time, some cities with high levels of maritime tourism adopt qualitative objectives to complement the more common quantitative growth objectives.

Cruise: the ideal link between ports and cities
Luis de Carvalho, Chief Executive Officer, Consult DC, Copenhagen, Denmark

The development of the port as part of the city
Satu Lehtonen, Planning Manager, Port of Helsinki, Finland

The transformation of the Port of Barcelona into a passenger port
Carla Salvadó, Cruise and Marketing Manager, Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona, España

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00
SESSION 2: PORT ACTIVITY, ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND QUALITY OF LIFE
The permanent challenges involved in environmental preservation and energy production and consumption now imposed by climate change constitute a problem to which ports and port cities are reacting ever more strongly. Numerous proposals are being drawn up and put into action today which deserve to be widely known and seriously debated, to permit progress in formulating appropriate alternatives for each individual port-city.

From an energy port to a Bio based economy, positive effects to the Amsterdam port-city relation
Carla Jong, Manager Environmental Affairs, Port of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Brest, a development project for the shared port
Michel Guivarc’h, Responsable Infrastructures-Prospection, Direction du développement économique, Brest Métropole Océane, France

Genoa Port Environmental Energy Plan: a multi-faceted programme for a sustainable port city
Guiseppe Di Luca, Vice Director, Port Environmental Energy Plan (PEAP), Genoa Port Authority, Italy

Lunch – Sala Barcelona APB / Edifici Nord (North building)

14:15 – 15:45
SESSION 3: ENTERPRISE-DRIVER PORT AND URBAN MARINAS
The development of new water-sports areas and marinas in cities not only represents an increase in the supply of sport and leisure infrastructure for both inhabitants and visitors, but also the creation and growth of economic activities linked to these sectors. In some cities, this infrastructure, these new economic activities and jobs, are being enhanced by new projects and forms of organization which should be analysed and debated.

A Territory, an Economic Field: Watersports
Frank Antich y Amengual, Développeur territorial, Agence d’urbanisme et de Développement Economique du Pays de Lorient, France

Strategies for developing activities and jobs around urban marinas, examples and conditions
Philippe Duchêne, Expert-consultant, Développement d’activités et d’aménagements nautiques, Saint-Malo, France

Urban – port development: Barcelona Nautical Cluster
Adolf Romagosa, Gerente de la G.U.Port 2000, Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona, España

15:45 – 17:30
Port visit
Commented by professionals Special explanation by experts in the following fields, which will have already been discussed in the AIVP Days sessions:
– New marinas and the port-city cluster,
– Cruise-ships and terminals,
– The Logistics Activity Zone (ZAL) and the new BEST Container Terminal.

Free time

20:00 – 23:00
Location Official dinner : City Hall of Barcelona (Plaça Sant Jaume)


Friday 14 december 2012

Location of the AIVP Days:
WORLD TRADE CENTER BARCELONA
Auditorio WTC

From 8:30 onwards, registration of the participants

9:00 – 10:30
SESSION 4: MOVEMENT AND LOGISTICS, PORT ACCESSIBILITY AND PORT-CITY CONNECTIVITY
Ports which have very active and diverse functions – commercial, storage, industrial and logistical – together with regular passenger or cruise ship traffic, are facing growing mobility requirements which add to the existing connectivity and congestion problems in their cities. Port access routes are frequently shared between goods transport vehicles, city inhabitants, and cruise ship tourists and ferry users visiting the city, producing conflicts and mobility problems which need to be addressed with new proposals.

A cost-effective solution for ensuring clean air and growth in port cities: Electric-Powered Road Freight from Siemens
Patrik Akerman, specialist in mobility at Siemens AG in Germany

Port of Leixoes New Gateway and Direct Access Road
Emilio Brogueira Dias, Chairman, Administração dos Portos do Douro e Leixoes, Portugal

Access to the port, access top Barcelona
Jordi Fuster, Director de Infraestructuras de Transporte, Barcelona Regional, España


Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30
SESSION 5: THE COASTAL BUFFER ZONE; NEW URBAN ENVIRONMENTS AROUND THE PORT
Port city interfaces are territories where citizen demand is growing. Some are converted, through the implementation of transformation and revitalization projects, into new central areas which provide additional infrastructure and services for the whole city. After three decades of well publicised and widely debated projects and experiments, a new generation of proposals is being implemented in cities seeking to innovate in this field, as in many others.

Marseilles: what are the solutions for port city integration?
François Kern, Architecte, Kern & Associés Architecture Urbanisme, Marseille, France

Connecting Haifa with the Sea: The New Haifa Waterfront Plan
Ami Shinar, Partner, Ami Shinar / Amir Mann Architects and Planners, Tel Aviv, Israel

Barcelona, history and new approaches
Maria Buhigas
, Directora de Estrategia Urbana, Barcelona Regional, España

12:30 – 13:00
Conclusion and official closing

Antoni Vives i Tomas, Tercer Teniente del Alcalde, Hábitat Urbano, Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, España

Sixte Cambra Sanchez, Presidente, Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona, España

Jean Pierre Lecomte, Président de l’AIVP