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Dock infos N°102, september 2016

September 15, 2016 9:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

New practices, new challenges

The biennial World Conferences Cities & Ports are always exceptional events in the life of AIVP. Prepared well in advance and with great enthusiasm, they are an opportunity to mobilise our global network around themes selected for their key relevance to the challenges and projects of today’s port cities. They also bring together the community of AIVP members, active stakeholders in the development of cities and ports, some of whom have been following our work assiduously for over 20 years.


Dock infos N°101, june 2016

June 22, 2016 10:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Mega-ships: which impacts for port-cities?

This year’s annual general meeting of our association in Malaga will once again be an opportunity to bring together all those with a stake in the sustainable development of port communities. In Malaga we will be debating the issue of mega-ships, not just the shipping behemoths but also the giant cruise liners, which for many of us are a very real manifestation of globalisation, and perhaps of its excesse… Port authorities and local communities need to work together to devise new strategies.


The Port Center : Step-by-step operational guide

June 20, 2016 12:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Port Centers provide the public, initiated or not, with the possibility to discover, experience and understand better contemporary port activities. This is possible thanks to a dedicated exposition and different educational animations, as well as the organization of adapted on-site visits in the port area.

Given the rising interest of AIVP port city members in the Port Center concept and the importance to keep in line with its Mission Charter, AIVP started to develop a guide and different accompanying approaches already experienced in these last years. The goal of this new document is to answer the initial questions that might come up when developing the concept.

Information brochure here


AIVP team strengthened to promote the association’s activities in Asia

June 6, 2016 3:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Trishala Suresh, an Indian student from Bangalore who is studying in France at the Europe Asia Campus of the Political Sciences Institute “Sciences Po” has joined the AIVP permanent team on a 3-month attachment. Her presence will enable us to develop our network and promote the 15th Rotterdam Conference in India and Asia.

“Insights into the Indian Maritime Industry and Ports in India” by Trishala Suresh


The Port of Douala visits AIVP

April 14, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A delegation from the Port Authority of Douala led by Mr Edwin Zibi Ebanga, Head of Department for State Land and Activities Management, visited the offices of AIVP on 30 March 2016. The Port of Douala is faced with congestion issues, and was keen to draw on the expertise of AIVP.


Pasaia: A redefinition of city and port spaces

April 13, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In September 2015 the Port Council of Pasaia gave the green light for the Special Plan for the regeneration of Pasaia Bay. This is no doubt the result of a decision taken as part of the 2015-2025 Strategic Plan for the port to defer the construction of an outer port. The particular configuration of the port of Pasaia inside the bay and its close proximity to different administrative districts and residential areas required a redefinition of port and urban uses in this territory in order to preserve the port’s competitiveness and its future.

To read this Case study, go to: www.members.aivp.org


Spatial Governance is on the agenda of the Young Academics Network conference

April 11, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

José Sanchez, author of “The Port and the City – On board Diary”, took an interest in the question of spatial governance in port cities at the AESOP YA conference in Ghent (Belgium) on 22 March 2016.

The subject was addressed from the angle of institutional relations, physical interaction and societal integration in the six European port cities of Genoa, Rotterdam, Marseilles, Lisbon and Helsinki.

José Sanchez, a trained architect, will be conducting research in the field of societal integration and the development of the Port Center concept within AIVP until the end of April 2016.

More information:
Online presentation
AESOP YA
10th YA Conference 2016 Ghent