Author Archives for Hermeline DELEPOUVE

AIVP mission to Lyon (France)

October 1, 2018 11:02 am Published by 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.

Dock infos #111 – AIVP’s anniversary special edition

September 7, 2018 11:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Find in this anniversary issue: AIVP Agenda 2030 editorial Prospective news for the 30 years to come “AIVP DOC(k)”, a project de 10 documentary videos An interview of 6 delegates taking part to the Quebec Conference who were born in 1988 like AIVP 1988-2018: 16 World Conferences and 30 years of exchanges of experiences AIVP Presidents A quizz! Find who is who!

The recovery of harbour fronts in the Digital Age

September 5, 2018 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Harbour fronts have always been natural border areas. Spaces that lie between land and sea, between cities and ports, between local and global areas. This border identity has made them attractive for economic activity, as by nature, these areas are vibrant spaces for the exchange of goods, the transit of people, as well as the flow of capital and ideas.

Join us in Valparaiso from October 7th to 10th 2018!

August 28, 2018 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIVP will participate in the 107th AAPA (American Association of Ports Authorities) Annual Convention, which will be held for the first time in South America, in Valparaiso, Chile, from October 7-11, 2018. Philippe MATTHIS, the President of the AIVP, will moderate the session on “port development strategies and success stories”. Olivier LEMAIRE, AIVP General Manager, will also go to this international event on behalf of port cities and will meet AIVP members in the Americas.

PEMA joins AIVP!

July 24, 2018 1:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The PEMA (Port Equipment Manufacturers Association) has become the newest member of AIVP’s network, in a move that highlights the growing interest among private port economy stakeholders in collaborating and sharing ideas about port city development strategies.

Port City Cultures: Building Resilience

May 29, 2018 2:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A text signed by Carola HEIN, Professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning
Delft University, The Netherlands and also rapporteur  of the 16th World Conference Cities and Ports held in Quebec City last June.


The close engagement between water and land, between ships and buildings, between people and long-distant trade gives port cities are particular spatial character. The beautifully detailed historical maps collected in the city atlas and edited by Georg Braun and engraved by Franz Hogenberg in the late 16th century show how ships entered the heart of cities like Amsterdam, Venice, or London, connecting inner cities with traditional multifunctional warehouses and public buildings to the port and the sea.

A new renaissance for port-citizens

May 24, 2018 3:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A text signed by Maurice JANSEN, Senior researcher and business developer at Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and also rapporteur of the 16th World Conference Cities and Ports held in Quebec. 

The sensation of us standing on a pivotal moment in time is omnipresent. I heard it at the kick-off of the World Port Sustainability Program, a global initiative where some 1,000 ports have signed a declaration to contribute to the sustainable development goals. It also happened in London, where the IMO agreed to a significant decarbonize shipping. Recently I also read in a newspaper that the change into a new era may be as revolutionary as the Industrial Revolution was for people of that time. I dare to say, we are standing at the verge of a new Renaissance.