AIVP has been invited to take part in the AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) 2016 Latin American Congress of Ports in Merida. Olivier Lemaire, Director General will be the moderator of the working session dedicated to “smart ports – ports of the future: innovation in technological processes.”
The purpose of this Guide is to provide decision makers and stakeholders a decision support tool for addressing the problems they will face when putting into practice the ideal of “Planning the city with the port”.
EFIP, the European Federation of Inland Ports, and AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out cooperation and promotion activities jointly.
Photo: Philippe Matthis, AIVP President (left) and Roland Hörner, EFIP President (right).
For the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development from 17 to 20 October 2016, AIVP has sought to offer a new perspective and promote the actions undertaken by port cities through the INTA Initiative, which will be debated in Quito.
The ESPO has chosen “Nature in Port” as the theme for the 8th Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The jury convened in Brussels on 26 September, drawing up a shortlist of five ports from the eleven proposals received: Bremerhaven, Cartagena, Dunkirk, Guadeloupe and Riga. The winner will be announced in Brussels on 9 November.
The Port of San Antonio, Chile’s first port by tonnage, aims not only to increase the volume of goods handled but also to ensure the development of human capital, essential criteria for ensuring competitiveness. The port also seeks to strengthen the link with the community and to promote the port city integration through citizen participation. The modification of the Urban Development Plan, in which the Port of San Antonio carried out an extensive participation program including a hundred meetings, is a perfect example.
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New practices, new challenges
The biennial World Conferences Cities & Ports are always exceptional events in the life of AIVP. Prepared well in advance and with great enthusiasm, they are an opportunity to mobilise our global network around themes selected for their key relevance to the challenges and projects of today’s port cities. They also bring together the community of AIVP members, active stakeholders in the development of cities and ports, some of whom have been following our work assiduously for over 20 years.
Urbicus work concerns a number of different locations, including ports, where functional requirements are particularly strong. “We develop the “Landscape ports” concept, where the landscape is treated as an indicator the quality of sustainable development” Jean-Marc Gaulier tells AIVP. Read the interview.
Developing the cruise business in Casablanca: AIVP offers support to SMIT – Société Marocaine d’Ingénierie Touristique
SMIT has approached AIVP to enlist the network’s help with its study on the development of the cruise industry in Casablanca. The study covers a range of aspects, including economic development strategy, ways of making the destination more attractive for tourism, and also promoting the urban integration and development of the cruise business locally.
Juliette DUSZYNSKI, Deputy Director of the Urban Development Agency for the Le Havre and Seine Estuary Region), and Co-Director of the Club “Maritime Territories” talks with AIVP.
The Club “Maritime Territories” was created in 2009, at the initiative of two French urban agencies (Marseilles and Le Havre) looking to create a club to discuss issues specific to port cities (sea and river ports). “This Club is an ideal forum for exchanges between city port stakeholders across the country and beyond” J. Duszynski tells AIVP. Read the interview.