Dock infos N°89, february 2014

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Urban Port, Enterprise-driver Port, Citizen Port

Jean-Pierre LecomteSince our last world conference at Nantes and Saint-Nazaire in June 2012, we have been using this new, perhaps more intuitive, vocabulary to better translate our ambitions for port-cities. During our exchanges of experiences, we found that port-city dialogue is permanently on-going and occurs simultaneously in the three dimensions, urban, entrepreneurial and citizen, which structure our work today.

City inhabitants are rediscovering the port world thanks to the port’s efforts at social integration; ports develop new professions associated with energy transition, logistics or tourism; and cities recover control of their port/city interfaces and make them their principal strengths. These are not mere words. Very real worksites are opening all over our port-cities to give back meaning to the sometimes rather forgotten notion of a port-city. We are proud to bring you these new projects and local dynamics, and let you participate in them through our programme of activities for 2014… which is as innovative and ambitious as today’s port-city.

Jean Pierre Lecomte
President of AIVP

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