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19 September 2018

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.

Full article : Waterfront District Redevelopment ; Heritage Trail Concept Plan

17 September 2018

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.

Full article : Diario de Lanzarote ; El Dia

17 September 2018

Dunedin (New Zealand): Regional funding and a MoU with project partners to redevelop the waterfront

Full article : Stuff (+ project video)

17 September 2018

Rio de Janeiro: a public-private partnership could save Porto Maravilha and restart the suspended work to redevelop the former port district

Full article : Porto e Navios1 ; Porto e Navios2

12 September 2018

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.

Full article : Uberseeinsel ; Interview

12 September 2018

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

12 September 2018

Auckland: the City buys Onehunga Wharf from the port for a 30 year development project

Full article : Panaku Development

10 September 2018

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.

Full article : Archdaily (+ images) ; Negocios ; Waterfront Toronto ; SidewalkToronto ; CityMetric ; Villes du futur

 

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Citizen Port

17 September 2018

The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development

Full article: Mundo Maritimo

17 September 2018

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

17 September 2018

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

12 September 2018

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

12 September 2018

India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020

Full article: Cruise Industry

12 September 2018

HAROPA joins the non-profit organisation Bruitparif aimed at finding solutions to control, manage and reduce noise and ensure a better living environment for local residents

Full article: Haropa + Bruitparif

11 September 2018

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

10 September 2018

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

10 September 2018

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

3 September 2018

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

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Enterprise-driver Port

10 December 2013

Study on the world port system in 2050: the French Maritime Cluster (CMF) suggests a few hypotheses

cmf_port-du-futur_bd_10dec2013The 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)

 

10 December 2013

Antwerp Regional Development Plan partially cancelled: the port extension is suspended.

Source : 7 sur 7

10 December 2013

Australia: green light for ore ports close to the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental questions remain.

Source : The Sydney Morning Herald

9 December 2013

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.

Source : Mundo Maritimo ; Universidad de Valparaíso

9 December 2013

Quebec: Labour appears to be the central challenge for the future development of port-cities and the maritime industry

Source: Technopole Maritime du Québec

6 December 2013

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

6 December 2013

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

6 December 2013

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

5 December 2013

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