Dock infos N°84, february 2013
Editorial : “Add a more human face to globalisation”
China, India, Africa, Latin America… For many years AIVP has encouraged the expansion of its worldwide network in emerging countries and supported local initiatives in port-city development. Stakeholders in development in these countries are regularly invited to AIVP’s international conferences to present their projects and raise their concerns.
There is a growing interest in AIVP’s work and new members have already joined from the southern hemisphere. There are also an increasing number of projects and research streams on the subject of port-cities: a port-city research centre in Costa Rica, port-city Observatory projects in Brazil and China, and working groups in various African associations. There is a notable interest in port-city relationships and many stakeholders seek AIVP’s expertise in this area. Naturally, AIVP’s management actively supports these advances and encourages their development through partnership agreements. Established 25 year ago, during which time AIVP has been engaged in on-going international development issues, the association draws strength from this new global dynamic and aims to help each port-city build its future and establish links with stakeholders in port and urban development worldwide. AIVP also seeks to add a more human face to globalisation by enabling stakeholders in port-cities to meet each other and talk.
General Manager of AIVP