Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
San Francisco: the Crane Cove Park development could finally get under way this summer, with the Port set to retain its historic sites
Full article : The Potreroview
Auckland: the City buys Onehunga Wharf from the port for a 30 year development project
Full article : Panaku Development
Toronto: Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs reach agreement on the proposed smart redevelopment of Quayside
The agreement defines the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder, with Waterfront Toronto set to oversee the regeneration, while Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) will provide expertise in digital technology and innovative urban solutions. By September 2019, a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) should be in place for Quayside, a site in the eastern waterfront district. Combining offices, retail spaces and housing, the project is being touted as a future model for the smart connected city, with its multi-purpose buildings, smart sensors, etc., although there are concerns about how the data collected will be used.
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)
The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe
India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020
Full article: Cruise Industry
The Port of Montreal joins forces with the centre for technological entrepreneurship Centech, and the higher technology institute ÉTS, to launch a port logistics innovation unit
Full article: Port of Montreal
Carola Hein, professor at the University of Delft, explains the impact of Design in the process of shaping our post-carbon port cities
Full article: Cleantechnica
Ports de Balears launches its strategic plan for the future of its five ports, with citizens invited to play an active part
Full article: Port de Baleares
Charles Haine, technical director at WSP, pens an article highlighting the paradigm between “citizens’ expectations” and “business as usual” for the port industry
Charles Haine, who made a valuable and active contribution as a rapporteur at AIVP’s City Port conference in Quebec last June, underlines the scale of the challenge facing ports as they look to engage with their cities, communities and local residents, and share the port experience. There are a host of ways to promote this common port culture, but a truly mutual approach can only be achieved through constant engagement.
Full article: Greenports
The economic exploitation of the Rhône-Saône river basin would require long-term networking of all the players involved
Study on the world port system in 2050: the French Maritime Cluster (CMF) suggests a few hypotheses
The CMF imagines a structure with exchanges in big regional areas and off-shore ports sited in international waters to handle intercontinental flows. Ports must also become energy producers, manage their regional integration better, and dialogue with cities.
Source : L’Antenne
Report : Services portuaires du futur – Réflexions prospectives / Octobre 2013 (pdf)
Antwerp Regional Development Plan partially cancelled: the port extension is suspended.
Source : 7 sur 7
Australia: green light for ore ports close to the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental questions remain.
Source : The Sydney Morning Herald
Valparaiso: the port wants to anticipate tsunamis
The seminar held recently in Valparaiso brought together Japanese and Chilean experts with the aim of implementing a strategy for anticipating extreme climate phenomena so as to ensure the continuity of port work and minimise the impact on the city.
Quebec: Labour appears to be the central challenge for the future development of port-cities and the maritime industry
Source: Technopole Maritime du Québec
The port of Nice, which forms an enclave in the city, is reorganising to move away from residential areas. No port relocation for 20 years.
Source : L’Antenne
Inter-port partnerships around the world: cooperation and coordination
As inter-port co-operations, national, international and local, multiply, the subject remains misunderstood. Halfway between competition and partnerships, they are often organisations for “co-opetition” based on economic opportunities. Examples around the world.
Source : Note de synthèse ISEMAR
The port of Sochi will manage maritime facilities built for the 2014 Olympic Games, with the object of becoming a major centre for cruise ships
Source : ITAR-TASS News Agency
The city of Malmö believes in its port and will invest 260 M€ in the Norra Hammen sector between 2014 and 2025
The transport and logistics industry will be given priority on the 20 ha site. But the ultimate objective is to construct an industrial symbiosis in which every company will win. The organisation of transport cycles, energy policy, and recycling will be the main thrusts.
Source : Copenhagen Malmö Port