On 15th-16th January 2019, Corinne Monnet, AIVP Network Coordinator and Chloé Colboc, Project Manager – Promotion & International Relations, had the pleasure of visiting Riga, the capital and principal port of Latvia. The object of their visit was to progress the technical organisation of the 2019 Annual General Meeting and the AIVP Days scheduled for 6th and 7th June this year.
The Port City Futures Conference took place in Rotterdam between December 17th and 19th. The event was organized by Prof. Carola Hein and Maurice Jansen, rapporteurs of the last AIVP World Conference in Quebec. The conference gathered leading experts of different fields involved in port-city relationships, connecting academics with stakeholders and institutions. The goal was to define a new port city research agenda tackling global challenges, such as the energy transition, climate change and digitalization, building on concepts such as circular economy, human capital and co-construction governance.
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. AIVP news and news from the network
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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