The African ports take on the City-Port relationship

webmaster21 December 2012

9th Pan-African Port Conference

Brazzaville (Congo), 10-12 december 2012

On its three maritime facades, Africa is experiencing similar difficulties in its ports. Thus, the lack of space is often important and the challenges concerning land are becoming even more strategic when more or less legal occupations by certain populations are added. Land accesses are saturated leading to enormous difficulties for the circulation of heavy goods vehicles through the urban tissue. Attempts to regulate times have been carried out however the results obtained are not satisfactory, certain bans on circulation being even able to paralyse port working. The utilisation of rail as an alternative mode of transport is also experiencing a too slow development in many countries.

Pointe à Pitre: a new city port dimension

webmaster14 December 2012

Case study
Pointe à Pitre: a new city port dimension

The widening of the Panama Canal opens an opportunity for development which the Port Autonome of Guadeloupe does not want to miss. The extension project of the Jarry container terminal should provide an answer to this. In Pointe-à-Pitre itself, the planned development of the interface between the port, the old city and the city centre is aimed both at an urban revitalisation and at a new international image, notably for the cruise market.

To read this Case study, go to http://casestudies.aivp.org

Maritime territories and European corridors

webmaster13 December 2012

The Club Territoires Maritimes of FNAU (Fédération Nationale des Agences d’Urbanisme – National Federation of Urban planning Agencies) met on 4 December 2012. The participants interested themselves in port networks and hinterland connections. The various speakers during the day enabled the importance of the role of public bodies in the structuring of European transport corridors to be understood. It is for these bodies to define a strategic vision and a suitable legislative framework; Greta Marini, in the name of AIVP, intervened on the topic of the societal integration of the ports.

Interview : Kim Mathews, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA)

webmaster7 December 2012

Landscape architects and climate change:
Sustainable solutions for the waterfront

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects highlights the prominent place of landscape architects in large scale projects nowadays (see our news). They said it would lead to a new way of thinking about urban planning. The firm has worked on various projects in New York waterfront, sites for which the recent passage of the Hurricane Sandy reminded us the vulnerability. It is the opportunity for the AIVP to question Kim Mathews, one of the Principals.

AIVP Days : Barcelona (Spain), 13-14 December 2012

webmaster6 December 2012

Only one week to register!

On 13 December next, Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of the City of Barcelona in charge of Urban Policy and Sixte Cambra Sanchez, Chairman of Port of Barcelona, will open the AIVP Days seminar in the presence of Jean-Pierre Lecomte, Chairman of AIVP. An international panel of speakers will then offer a wide panorama of the changes and transformations which our port cities, whatever their size, are experiencing today in a difficult economic period. Amongst this panel :

Port managements in charge of the environment and energy questions : Carla Jong of Port of Amsterdam and Guiseppe di Luca of Port of Genoa; industrials such as Patrick Akerman of the Siemens Group ; specialists in yachting and cruises : Luis de Carvalho from Denmark and the Frenchman Philippe Duchêne ; Architects : Ami Shinar from Tel Aviv and François Kern from Marseille ; Port Managers : Satu Lehtonen of Port of Helsinki and Emilio Brogueira Dias of Port of Leixoes : Urban specialists charged with the development of new economic sectors : Michel Guivarc’h from Brest and Frank Antich from Lorient.

Discover the full programme and the topics of all the speakers session by session on www.barcelona.aivp.org. You can also confirm your registration and hotel booking on this site.

Reinforcement for the AIVP team

webmaster3 December 2012

Two students have joined the permanent staff of AIVP. Their presence will enable the network to be developed and to bring a deeper knowledge of port city projects all over the world.

This step fits in with the missions of AIVP which is thus strengthening its capacity for action. It will also enable our network to play a citizen role by providing a new experience for future professionals.

Suitable urban development unlocking economic urban value

webmaster30 November 2012

36th INTA World Annual Congress – Paris (France) – 17-18 December, 2012

Six plenary sessions will discuss cutting edge issues that urban development has to face currently: a new economy for a new habitat; how urban smartness unlocks urban value; Can the re-engineered city meet the urban economic challenge?; Rediscovering mobility; City redevelopment at the heart of the metropolitan economy: centrality and peri-urbanisation; Shaping sustainable economic and urban development of the Mediterranean – intelligent tourism.

Challenges of the “State-City-Port Relationship”

webmaster26 November 2012

9th Pan- African Port Conference

Brazzaville (Congo), 10-12 december 2012

The stakes and challenges of the “State – City – Port Relationship” will be at the centre of the debates of the 2012 Pan-African ports Conference. The discussions will be based on testimonies of experiences in the various regions of Africa and elsewhere in the world. The event will bring together the leaders of port cities and infrastructures, representatives of the States and independent experts.

Three candidates for the 14th World Conference of Cities and Ports

webmaster21 November 2012

The Agence Nationale des ports du Maroc (Morocco), the Municipality of Durban (South Africa) and the local Port-City Stakeholders of Genoa (Italy) have proposed their candidacy for the organisation of the 14th World Conference Cities and Ports. The Board of Directors of AIVP has validated the definite confirmation of these propositions during its meeting of 20th November.