AIVP mission to Lyon (France)
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.
To deepen the subject, you can read these articles:
- 24/01/2014 – Lyon Confluence: phase two states its ambition to be a smart, sustainable city
- 30/01/2014 – Lyons: river logistics at the heart of combination issues
- 01/04/2014 – Lyons (France): from intelligent buildings to an intelligent district
- 05/01/2015 – Lyon, the port-city community rallies behind a floating recycling centre to be launched in 2015
- 28/10/2015 – Lyon: the “Green Cube” at Quai Rambaud looks out over the Saône
- 30/05/2016 – Thanks to almost made-to-measure solutions, the Port of Lyon is in fine health and establishing itself as an essential hinterland player
- 04/01/2017 – VNF and Lyon invest in river tourism and ratify a partnership charter for the period 2016-2021
- 11/10/2017 – The Port of Lyons (CNR) organises a visiting-day for people to discover this river port platform, largely unknown to the public
- 06/06/2018 – The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy