This issue #110 of May 2018 exceptionally focuses on the 16th World Conference Cities and Ports of Quebec. You will find:
The focus on “The metamorphosis of port cities into world cities”, an article by Gaetan Siew, Keynote speaker for the Conference;
A selection of the AIVP’s news;
A page dedicated to the article “Port of Quebec: building for the future with citizens”;
And news of the AIVP’s network.
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In June, the Port of Quebec will host AIVP’s 16th World Conference. The event will also mark the thirtieth anniversary of AIVP’s creation, and the “Next Generation” will be at the heart of the debate. How is the future of the Port of Quebec being shaped? What are the four major projects now seen as key to its future and that of the city’s residents?
At AIVP’s World Conference in 2012, Mario Girard, President & CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-President of AIVP, emphasised the importance of developing port projects in complete transparency, involving citizens and the local community. This focus on dialogue between the city, port and citizens also led the Port of Quebec, in 2016, to sign the Port Center Missions Charter and join the AIVP Port Center network. The four projects described here perfectly illustrate this commitment to building the future of the port city of Quebec together, as part of an inclusive approach. Our 16th World Conference will no doubt afford an opportunity for a first-hand look at this strategy for a Next Generation port city.
The Port of Quebec is a member of AIVP since 2011
In response to an invitation by the IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbours) on 22 March 2018, President Philippe Matthis was in Antwerp to sign the declaration making AIVP a founder member of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP).
Interview with Emilie Gravier, Director of Port Development and Promotion,
Port Autonome de Strasbourg – PAS
“Once at the heart of the medieval and modern city, the port of Strasbourg was for most of the 20th century located on a site some distance away. The city has now expanded to join the port on the banks of the Rhine, restoring the port of Strasbourg to its urban character, and adding extra responsibility,“ explains Emilie Gravier. The response includes a raft of measures, including developments in the port’s central zone in conjunction with urban projects in the Deux-Rives district, actions to improve urban mobility and optimising traffic flows, better integration between the port, city and natural environment, efforts to ensure the best use of port spaces and landscaping, and citizen-facing initiatives. All of these measures are intended to reflect the additional layer of responsibility and optimise city-port integration.
The Port Autonome de Strasbourg is a member of AIVP since 1989
A delegation from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, with a population of 600,000 led by Mayor Mr Vadym BOICHENKO, visited France and in particular Le Havre to compare the running of the two cities.
As part of the study mission organised by AIVP on 19 and 20 October 2017, members of the network visited Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and a dynamic international port. The purpose of the trip was to explore the issue of port integration in a fast-changing urban territory.
An interview with Mr Joan GUAL DE TORRELLA GUASP, Chairman of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands
Going for a stroll around Ibiza’s Marina today bears little resemblance to what the residents of this beautiful Mediterranean town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, experienced less than a decade ago. The port on the largest of the Balearic Islands has seen considerable change over the last 15 years and is in the midst of a unique restyling project.
The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands is member of AIVP since 1995
From 29 November to 1 December 2017, AIVP’s General Management travelled to the island of Reunion for talks with local stakeholders, including the City of Le Port, Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion (GPMLR) , Territoire Cote Ouest (TCO), Région Réunion, Université de la Réunion, and others. During the visit, it was confirmed that Reunion will host AIVP’s first regional seminar for the Indian Ocean, to be held in late 2018.
We are pleased to welcome you in Quebec City from June 11 to 14, 2018, for our 16th World Conference on the theme NEXT GENERATION. With you, and following our exchanges of Rotterdam 2016, we would like to open 11 reflection areas to answer the aspirations of the citizens living in port cities. Undoubtedly, these areas are in the heart of your strategies, projects and actions.
At the meeting of the AIVP Board in Paris on 9 November 2017, the association’s President Philippe Matthis welcomed the new board members elected at the General Meeting held in Le Havre: http://www.aivp.org/en/governance/