The 2015 ESPO Award on Societal Integration is devoted to initiatives developed by port authorities in conjunction with local schools and universities. The jury met on 8 September, and whittled the 22 candidate ports down to a final shortlist of five: Antwerp, Bremen/ Bremerhaven, Dublin, Guadeloupe and Valencia.
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The World Urban Campaign is a global partnership platform to promote dialogue, sharing, and learning about how to improve our urban future. The Campaign is driven by dedicated partners (including the private sector, NGOs, international organizations, governments, research and educational institutions, and civil society groups) and coordinated by UN-Habitat.
Active members of AIVP (architects, urban planners, consultants, port engineers, etc.) take an active part in our annual programme. Their skills and experience are strengths for your projects.
AIVP helps you to draw on their expertise for the development of your projects or in the framework of your benchmarking needs. AIVP and our network of experts can help !
The next AIVP General Assembly will be held in Malaga in the vast Andalusian region of Southern Spain. The event will be coupled with the next AIVP Days.
We invite you to mark the dates –19, 20 and 21 May 2016– in your diary right away.
A working session on this theme was held in Dunkirk on 18 June 2015 by the think-tank “Industrial port territories at the heart of the transition to a circular economy”, made associate members of the FNAU “Maritime Territories Club” for this event. AIVP, which was responsible for summarising the work, brings you the main conclusions.
The Annual General Meeting and Board Meeting of Indian Ocean Observatory for Ports and Cities (IOO) were held on Friday 12 June, 2015. All the actions and activities carried out in 2014 were presented, confirming widespread interest in the existence of the Observatory to serve the port cities of the Indian Ocean.
The purpose of this Guide is to provide decision makers and stakeholders a decision support tool for addressing the problems they will face when putting into practice the ideal of “Planning the city with the port”. The guidelines contained herein, and the examples provided, do not claim to be complete or exhaustive. They are meant as sources of inspiration to address four major topics: spatial organisation; economic development strategies; environmental challenges, project management and governance. The guidelines are the result of the intense exchange of experiences that has taken place during the international meetings organised by AIVP these last quarter century, and of the AIVP’s constant monitoring of the implementation of development projects at the city/port interface.
Pride, ambition and determination
I received the news of my election as the new President of AIVP in Dublin on 28 May with a mixture of pride, ambition and determination.
Pride first, of course, at being chosen to succeed Jean-Pierre Lecomte, who has steered our association effectively through its evolution over the last six years. Once again, our thanks to you Jean-Pierre for your work.
Rotterdam has been selected to organise the next World Conference Cities and Ports on 5-7 October 2016. A preparatory mission was held on 16-17 June 2015 to meet local partners and confirm the organisation and hosting of the conference.
The Port of San Diego in the United States just joined AIVP’s Worldwide Network of Port-Cities. This new north-American member demonstrates the commitment to the lessons drawn from Durban’s world conference and Dublin’s AIVP Days, two events organized by the AIVP.