Dock infos N°93, december 2014
A smart port city for 2015
The very recent 14th World Conference Cities and Ports organised in Durban, South Africa has again strongly confirmed that in port cities, faced with both global challenges and local issues, it is time for partnership and for the sharing of resources and territories.
The latest technological solutions now make operational solutions feasible, permitting the development of industrial ecology on the port/city territory, improved management of mobility and flux on their interfaces, the optimisation of the development of renewable energies, and a stronger social and societal integration of the port dynamic. Already, the smart port city, relying on connected objects and “big data” to define its projects and strategies for sustainable development, is a reality in many port cities. In 2015, the cities, ports and businesses of the AIVP global network will continue to come together to share knowledge and experiences in order to progress along the path to socially responsible development. This is our strength in numbers! That is the message we want to convey!
To every one of you, innovators and project managers in our port cities of tomorrow, I send to you my warmest wishes for success in the New Year.
Jean Pierre Lecomte
President of AIVP
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