In this December issue, find:
a text signed by Gaetan SIEW, UN-Habitat Special Envoy and Keynote Speaker of the Indian Ocean Meetings organized in November
an excerpt from the case study on the urban integration of the Port of Brussels, where AIVP organized a study mission in early November.
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Around fifty participants from seven countries took part in this AIVP study mission to Belgium, on the theme of co-construction in city-port projects (13 and 14 November 2018). Led by Professor Michael Dooms and bringing together all of AIVP’s Belgian port members, the mission was an opportunity for the delegates not just to learn about, but to actually see for themselves, some of the most iconic projects in the development of the country’s port cities. The study mission was organized in partnership with the Port of Brussels, CitiDev.Brussels and the Port of Antwerp.
On 12 December, Olivier Lemaire was invited to take part in the annual meeting of local and coastal ports of Seine-Maritime, this year held in Dieppe, to present AIVP’s efforts to promote Port Centers.
In line with its strategic plan, the port of Dunkirk organised the 13th Sustainable Development Day on 6 December 2018, bringing together its partners to discuss the city-port relationship. Bruno DELSALLE, Deputy General Manager of AIVP, took part in the debate..
Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, travelled to Nice on 3 December 2018 at the invitation of the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to offer his expertise on the European and inter-regional “BlueConnect” project. The Franco-Italian initiative launched in February 2017 aims to build a cross-border network of stakeholders in the economic development of ports.
A paper of Gaetan SIEW, President of the Port Louis Development Initiative, Mauritius and Special Envoy UN-Habitat. Presented by Gaetan Siew, as a keynote speaker, during the AIVP Indian Ocean Days (November 2018 – Le Port, Reunion Island).
AIVP recently organised a study mission to Belgium for its members. The trip focused on the co-construction approach that is central to city-port project initiatives in five Belgian port cities. The case of Brussels, which we will look at here, is of particular interest.
The Port of Brussels is an AIVP member since 1991
At the Indian Ocean AIVP Days, held from 7 to 9 November 2018 in Le Port (on the island of La Réunion), stakeholders from the city and surrounding area came together to sign the Port Center Missions Charter! The City of Le Port, Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion and the West Coast Territory all came to the table to make their commitment a reality.
The first edition of the AIVP Indian Ocean Days brought together almost one hundred participants from AIVP’s network of members and contacts in the Indian Ocean zone.
Delegates from South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, East London and Richards Bay), Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mayotte made the journey to share their projects with city-port stakeholders in La Réunion.
A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center, which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.