AIVP mission to Lyon (France)

Published by  1 October, 2018 11:02 am Leave your thoughts

Corinne Monnet, responsible for developing the network of members, travelled to Lyon on a study mission organised on 20 and 21 September 2018 by the Port Community of Brussels, a member of AIVP.

Organised in collaboration with the Port of Lyon, an industrial and port site operated by Compagnie nationale du Rhône (CNR), the mission looked at a 180 hectare area that has been constantly evolving since its creation in 1938.

Originally located away from the city, it has gradually found itself squeezed by the urban sprawl over the last fifteen years or so. Consequently, owing to the potentially hazardous activities that take place the Port, such as the handling of liquid hydrocarbons, regulatory restrictions (including a technological risk plan known as a PPRT) have been imposed. The port is not well known to the local population, which needs to be shown that the activities it hosts remain relevant, and that the port has a symbiotic relationship with the city’s own development. A real Port Center By AIVP issue!

The mission was also an opportunity to look at the development of the “Lyon Confluence” urban plan, the first phase of which is due to be completed in 2018. The project for a mixed-use space for functional and social purposes (residential, services, leisure) covers a total area of 150 hectares to the south of the peninsula formed by the Saône and the Rhône, and aims to make Lyon a city of international stature.

The City and the Port may be two different spaces, but share the same commitment to changing their layout and development, to ensure they are able to grow together in harmony.

AIVP will follow these projects with keen interest.

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