In this issue of february 2018, you will find the focus on the AAPA statement in response to President Trump's speech, a selection of the AIVP's news, the interview Strasbourg: restoring the Port to the heart of the city, of Emilie Gravier, Director of Port Development & Promotion, Port Autonome de Strasbourg and news of the AIVP's network.
Greta Marini, responsible for the integration of ports with society in AIVP, spoke at the Portolab Academy (Marina di Carrara, Italy, 22 and 23 February 2018) about the new relations that need to be constructed between ports, cities and their citizens to ensure the sustainable development of tomorrow’s port cites. This project, run by Contship Italia, illustrates good practices in terms of education on the port.
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
On 13 February 2018, AIVP was invited by ESPO to present its activities and discuss the evolution of port-city relations, especially from the angle of the integration of ports with their cities, and their relationship with communities.
Sister Ports is a global network of ports twinned with Le Havre harbour, which encourages port authority leaders to share their best practices in terms of management and development. HAROPA hosted the 17th Sister Ports Conference which brought together nearly 100 people and more than 15 world port authorities from 4 to 6 September 2017 in Paris, Rouen and Le Havre.
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.