AIVP recently organised a study mission to Belgium for its members. The trip focused on the co-construction approach that is central to city-port project initiatives in five Belgian port cities. The case of Brussels, which we will look at here, is of particular interest.The Port of Brussels is an AIVP member since 1991
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In this December issue, find:a text signed by Gaetan SIEW, UN-Habitat Special Envoy and Keynote Speaker of the Indian Ocean Meetings organized in November an excerpt from the case study on the urban integration of the Port of Brussels, where AIVP organized a study mission in early November. AIVP news and news from the network
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Around fifty participants from seven countries took part in this AIVP study mission to Belgium, on the theme of co-construction in city-port projects (13 and 14 November 2018). Led by Professor Michael Dooms and bringing together all of AIVP’s Belgian port members, the mission was an opportunity for the delegates not just to learn about, but to actually see for themselves, some of the most iconic projects in the development of the country’s port cities. The study mission was organized in partnership with the Port of Brussels, CitiDev.Brussels and the Port of Antwerp.
On 12 December, Olivier Lemaire was invited to take part in the annual meeting of local and coastal ports of Seine-Maritime, this year held in Dieppe, to present AIVP’s efforts to promote Port Centers.
Conceived by Urban Power for the Danish government, Holmene while provide an extension to what is already the largest industrial zone in the country. It could create up to 12,000 new jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. 230 ha will be devoted to these activities. In addition, 70 ha will be allocated to natural spaces accessible to the public for recreational and sports activities, or set aside for the preservation of biodiversity. Start of work in 2020 for completion in 2040.
This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.
In the south of the country, the government is developing its vision of the “Greater Bay Area” involving no less than 11 cities, with the port of Guangzhou playing the major role. This vision is twinned with the development of freeports to increase its attractions, and the construction of new canals to provide connections between the Yangtze and the Pearl River. And cruise ship ports will not be left behind.