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
In this issue, you will find:
An interview of Yann Alix who is going to lead the AIVP Days in Le Havre (29-30 June), a selection of the AIVP brief news, a report on the participation of Philippe Matthis, the President of AIVP, to a workshop on the regeneration of port cities organized by the Committee of Regions, a news regarding the GID-Parmenides Forum about sustainable development in the Mediterranean ports in which the AIVP took actively part, etc.
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In the 1990s the necessity to stop the steady decrease of Port of Rijeka traffic volume imposed a new strategy and development plans to re-boost and ensure the competitiveness of the Port of Rijeka.
The Rijeka Gateway Project is now entering in a decisive implementing phase. The Port and the City of Rijeka are both AIVP members since many years. M. Vojko Obersnel, Mayor of Rijeka City, discussed with us the main stakes and challenges of this project and how it will enhance the attractiveness of the Port and the City, giving to the Port City of Rijeka a new role on the international scene.
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The Port City of Durban (Ethekwini) in South Africa has been selected by the Board of Directors that took place in Paris (26th March, 2013) to host the World Conference Cities and Ports in 2014.
(Photo : Andrew Mather, Project Executive – Coastal Policy – Ethekwini Municipality)
Contact : Corinne Monnet – firstname.lastname@example.org
See also :
Ethekwini Municipality : www.durban.gov.za
Transnet : www.transnet
Editorial : “Add a more human face to globalisation”
China, India, Africa, Latin America… For many years AIVP has encouraged the expansion of its worldwide network in emerging countries and supported local initiatives in port-city development. Stakeholders in development in these countries are regularly invited to AIVP’s international conferences to present their projects and raise their concerns.
There is a growing interest in AIVP’s work and new members have already joined from the southern hemisphere. There are also an increasing number of projects and research streams on the subject of port-cities: a port-city research centre in Costa Rica, port-city Observatory projects in Brazil and China, and working groups in various African associations. There is a notable interest in port-city relationships and many stakeholders seek AIVP’s expertise in this area. Naturally, AIVP’s management actively supports these advances and encourages their development through partnership agreements. Established 25 year ago, during which time AIVP has been engaged in on-going international development issues, the association draws strength from this new global dynamic and aims to help each port-city build its future and establish links with stakeholders in port and urban development worldwide. AIVP also seeks to add a more human face to globalisation by enabling stakeholders in port-cities to meet each other and talk.
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General Manager of AIVP
The World Bank is one of the specialized institutions developed under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). The World Bank is an essential partner for port cities in helping them to implement their projects, but its strategy and work in the development of city-port projects still sometimes go unrecognized. In order to find out more, the AIVP interviewed Marc Juhel at the Bank’s headquarters in Washington.
Quick photo reportage on the highlights of the AIVP Days in Barcelona
Reinforcement for the AIVP team
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.
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.
The AIVP, brings together the urban and port stakeholders in the development of cities and ports as well as their partners.
We provide a forum for the men and women who make the port cities progress towards stronger competitiveness whilst improving the quality of life for their inhabitants.
AIVP, regularly organize international events which today have become essential rendezvous for stakeholders in the modernity and the development of port cities: port authorities, municipalities and local authorities, private companies, universities and research institutes, etc.
International contacts, exchanges of experience, and putting into value projects and achievements are at the heart of our actions and are followed daily by a team of professionals.
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