Seattle: A museum in the old naval base
Seattle has opened the Museum of History and Industry created by LMN Architects. The building, inspired by modern Art, was built in a former 1940s naval base.
Source : The Architect newspaper
« Going green » : global survey of 90 city governments and a case study analysis of innovative green strategies in eight cities
Sydney: WMK Architecture for a cultural space on Barangaroo
“Cultural Space” will be one of the main components of the plan proposed for the 22 ha of the Barangaroo site. Located at the heart of Headland Park, which should be redeveloped by 2015, it will consist of three levels, including a roof-top terrace, and will offer a new viewpoint over the port of Sydney.
Lisbon: Maritime Museum to get an extension with the construction of an aquarium between the existing museum and research centre (ARX Portugal)
New York – a massive plan in the wake of Sandy
The Mayor of New York has reaffirmed interest in New York’s waterfront by unveiling a massive plan to invest almost $20 billion in the face of the risks posed by climate change: The multifaceted programme does not involve a retreat from the waterfront, nor does it aim simply to protect. Instead it aims to help the 520 miles of waterfront to both adapt and continue to develop.
Source : “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” ; Gotham gazette ; New York Magazine
Toronto Waterfront: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Evaluation and overview of the situation
Lyon Confluence: Lighting, photovoltaics, geothermics and rapeseed for three positive energy buildings
Libreville: Urban development for “Port-Môle”
Chinese capital to be added to Gabonese State funding for a 45-hectare development including a conference centre, a museum, businesses, hotels, offices, etc. Fishing and yachting activities will be preserved at the port.
Source : Afriqinfos
Revue PORTUSplus / Call for papers: Governance in Port City Regions
The PORTUSplus review published by RETE, lauches call fopr papers which aimes at researchers, experts and professionals.. Contributions must be submitted by 30 June. The aim is to explore multiple aspects of City Port governance, which we now know to be crucial to the success of projects involving more and more numerous stakeholders. Carola Hein, which just recently manages PORTUSplus and who also member of the AICP scientic network, coordonnates the call for papers.
300th anniversary of the Port of Trieste: the Torre del Lloyd, a symbol of maritime heritage, hosts Roberto Abbiati’s play “A tempest in a seapot”
Full article: Port of Trieste300
Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture
The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.
Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.
Full article: Port of Seattle
Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases
Full article: El Vigía
MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions
Full article: Portal portuario
New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide
In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes
Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.
Full article: Greenport
Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions
Full article: Greenport
Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants
Full article: Portal portuario
With its inland waterways master plan, Germany is looking to increase river transport’s market share to 15% by 2030.
Measures to be improve infrastructures, thereby helping to reduce the increasingly frequent periods of low water levels, and moves to bring the fleet into line with environmental standards, will be two key planks of the plan. Certain public procedures will also be simplified to ensure decisions can be implemented more speedily. A total of 80 measures have been announced.
Jobs and logistics: despite eliminating low-skilled jobs, automation will also drive an active search for new talents.
Full article: El Mercantil
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao: a vast development plan for the bay will aim to strengthen links between City, Port and Territory
Full article: China Daily
Antwerp: the planned extension of the container terminals on the south bank will spare the village of Doel, as demanded by local communities.
Full article: Flows
Bordeaux: elected representatives unanimously agree to develop freight on the Garonne, but so far there is little in the way of practical measures planned.
Full article: 20 minutes Bordeaux
Tema, Ghana: some traditional port stakeholders are concerned about the impact plans to expand the port could have on their business and jobs.
Full article: Ghana Web
Energy transition: Nantes Saint Nazaire Port redoubles its efforts in the area of heat networks and the LNG industry
Full article: Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Urban-port agriculture: the pilot floating farm created in the port of Rotterdam enters its operational phase.
Full article: Designboom
Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?
For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.
Full article: The Loadstar
India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.
Full article: The New Indian Express