Malaga: cultural projects, key to port-city integration

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The latest urban initiatives in the city centre of Malaga are guided by the idea that its historic center is just another part of the city and that its port is another part of the historic center.
This urban rehabilitation strategy was firmly based in the recent decades on the implementation of new cultural facilities, a scope which is also relevant for the Port of Malaga through the urban guidelines included in its Special Plan and its recent changes.
The cultural facilities on the Pier n°1, on the “Palmeral de Las Sorpresas” of the Pier n°2, or the future Auditorium on the San Andres platform are “keys” to the port-city integration in Malaga.

Carlos Lanzat Díaz : Arquitecto, Especialidad en Urbanismo, 1990 por la Universidad de Sevilla.
– Colaborador en diversos proyectos de planificación territorial (Costa del Sol Occidental), planificación municipal (Málaga, Antequera, Granada, Torremolinos) y planificación local (Planes Especiales).
– Arquitecto en ejercicio libre de 1990 a 2002
– Arquitecto municipal adscrito al Servicio de Ordenación Urbanística de la Gerencia Municipal de Urbanismo de Málaga (desde 2002) desde el que supervisa la tramitación administrativa del Plan Especial del Puerto de Málaga.

The Tall Ships Races: why and how host port authorities cooperate?

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The Tall Ships Races, organized by Sail Training International, are the world’s largest public attendance sports event, showcasing the glamour, the magic and the spectacle of historic sailing ships and at the same time making a real difference to the lives of young people from all over the world.
The Tall Ships Races have an increasing reputation of rendering positive impact on host city images, both locally in terms of self esteem and discovering new potential in old, often derelict waterfront areas, and externally in terms of awareness of qualities such as large scale event competence, and considerable benefits to a number of areas: Tourism, economic impact, publicity and to the community in general.
For nearly 60 years, port and city authorities together have seen great value in associating their names and activities with the The Tall Ships Races. From 2004 to 2009 the Port, City and Province of Antwerp were presenting sponsor, succeeded by Szczecin the next four years until the end of this year.
The Tall Ships Races take a lot of planning in a host port, often three to four years. Close cooperation between the city and the port is essential to success. The parameters are use of available areas, organization, economy, logistics, safety and security. Handling of sixty to over a hundred vessels and their thousands of crew members, especially young crews is one challenge, the public often exceeding a million visitors is another. Recent host ports have handled these challenges well, and represent good practice to be learnt from.

Knut Western, former head of information in the city administration of Fredrikstad, Norway, has been involved with the Tall Ships Races since 1997. As a volunteer in the sail training movement, he became chairman of Norwegian Sail Training Association in 2005, in 2007 director and in 2010 leader of the board of Tall Ships Races Europe Ltd, a subsidiary company of Sail Training International. STI organizes races and other events for sail training Tall Ships all over the world, the most important and famous being the annual European series The Tall Ships Races. Knut Western is also one of the event chairmen to these Races.

Marseille European Capital of Culture for 2013, the cultural component of an all-round City-Port project

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This important event is an unique opportunity for Marseille to develop the facilities that were needed, but also to define a cultural project that gave meaning to its rich history and its future as a city port, with a long term vision; the organization of this project at the metropolitan level has helped federate the Port of Marseille-Fos as a functional territory.
Representations of the past and perspectives for the future given by this event are part of a geopolitical strategy which aims to place Marseille in a central role in the relationships between Europe and the Mediterranean. The future of Marseille’s port depends on the development of the countries around the Mediterranean, as much from an economic as from a social and democratic perspective, and on the exchange and cooperation between them.
This strategy combines at the same time growth and development of Mediterranean traffic, intercultural dialogue and multiculturalism, north-south co-development. The cultural component makes the link between city and port, in spaces organized and designed symbolically and functionally especially in relation to the landmarks of the city port and in harmony with the port’s activities. Projects for new facilities and development of the city-port interface have been designed around the identity of these spaces, to express the strategy of the city port. This urban and architectural design generates innovative and original projects, and is not simply reproducing standard projects seen internationally. The presentation will attempt to explain briefly how certain facilities and major events contribute to this City-port strategy.

Louis-Laurent DUPONT, 25 ans d’expérience au service des villes portuaires
Ingénieur et urbaniste de formation, Louis-Laurent Dupont a débuté sa carrière professionnelle par 10 années d’étude de projets économiques et portuaires (aménagements et tarification portuaire au Cameroun notamment). Responsable du développement économique de l’agence d’urbanisme de la région havraise, il a conduit durant 10 autres années plusieurs travaux et démarches sur l’aménagement des interfaces Ville-Port et l’inscription du port dans son environnement urbain, économique et naturel de l’estuaire de la Seine. Actuellement directeur adjoint de l’agence d’urbanisme de l’agglomération marseillaise, il coordonne ses 60 chargés d’étude sur l’ensemble des projets de développement et d’aménagement de la métropole portuaire, avec une attention particulière portée aux dynamiques Ville-Port. Comme animateur du club Maritime de la Fédération Nationale des Agences d’Urbanisme, il a coordonné la réalisation de 2 publications, sur l’emploi portuaire et les innovations Ville-Port.

The need of cultural change, creating Port Culture!

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The traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn has increased significantly the past few years. The biggest growth is spotted on the passenger cars market which traffic have five doubled during the past 10 years. With an average of 3 100 cars per day, the port infrastructures are under huge pressure. Even if the co-operation between the shipping companies and Port of Helsinki have developed positively, it still seems that City of Helsinki is suffering from ability to make decisions and putting them to action. So far we have managed to do it by organic growth.
However, to have the possibility to invest in future activities, the private sector needs a Port Culture to relay on, knowing that both the Port as well as the City of Helsinki have the possibilities to adapt and respond to future market trends and changes.

Håkan Fagerström is a professional and result driven executive in the field of transportation and maritime logistics. He holds an Executive MBA from Aalto University and a Masters Certificate (Maritime) from Aboa Mare.
His career has followed an organic path through various positions within the maritime industry. Currently he holds the position Director of Cargo Services at Tallink Silja Oy. Simultaneously with his current position, he is also the Managing Director of the Tallink Group owned stevedores company, HTG Stevedoring Oy.

Jätkäsaari, housing development in the heart of the city

Timo Laitinen has a Master of Science (Tech.), Helsinki University of Technology (1982). From 1978 to 1986, he was consultant for the Road Administration of South Finland, and for a private group: Paavo Ristola Engineering Co. In 1986 and for 3 years, he becomes Designer for the Jaakko Laapotti Architecture Company. In 1989, he inte-grates the City Engineer’s Office of Helsinki as technical consultant, and the same years he becomes project man-ager of Urban Projects at the Economy and Planning Center of the City of Helsinki. He manages the West Har-bour Development Project.

Port of Helsinki – A Sea of Opportunities for Business

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The Port of Helsinki is the most important gateway for Finnish foreign trade. The Port also impacts the development of the business environment in Helsinki. How can the relationship between the Port and the local economy be strengthened further?

As a Master of Laws, Mrs. Marja-Leena Rinkineva has throughout her extensive career worked with economic development, industry and commerce in the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and in the Ministry of Justice. Mrs Rinkineva is also a trained judge. She also has strong knowledge in Corporate Governance working for various boards of companies. Currently she is a chairman of the Greater Helsinki Promotion (Invest in Company) and Culminatum Innovaton Ltd (Development Company).  In September last year, Mrs. Rinkineva took on the role of the Director of Economic Development in the City of Helsinki.
Helsinki is one of the newer success stories among European metropolitan areas. Finland’s capital is also officially one of the world’s best places to live.  Now, Mrs Rinkineva and her staff are committed to making Helsinki even more appealing, functional and fun environment for entrepreneurs and companies alike.
The Office of Economic Development is a part of the Economic and Planning Center of the City of Helsinki. The Economic and Planning Center is responsible for economic, revenue and budgeting affairs for the City Council. Within the Centre, Mrs Rinkineva’s Economic Development Unit is responsible for strategic planning and a number of projects aiming at promoting and enhancing the city as one of the most important business hubs in the world.
During her freetime, Mrs. Rinkineva enjoys spending time at the seaside. She loves to do all kinds of sports incl. tennis and downhill skiing and she is also a football mother to her three teenage children.

Introducing Major Urban Development Projects

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Mikko Aho is Director of Planning at the City of Helsinki City Planning Department since 1 January 2013
– Architect, Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi 1985
– Repair construction, University of Art and Design Helsinki 1995
– Specialist Qualification in Management, Kuopio Adult Education Centre 2004
Work experience
– Development Director at the municipality of Sipoo in 2009 – 2012(additional duties included 3 months as the Technical Director of the municipality and 7 months as the Municipal Manager between 2010 and 2011).
– Technical Director at the Municipality of Karkkila in 2004 – 2008.
– Planning Architect at the municipality of Mäntsälä in 1995 – 2004.
– Lead Designer at Arkkitehtitoimisto K. Järvinen ja T. Airas Oy in 1986 – 1994.
Other activities
– Served as a judge in several architecture and design competitions
– Given several lectures in the field of city planning

Developing port in the heart of the city

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Kimmo Mäki has a Master of Science in technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management, 2000. From 2000 to 2006, he worked in different logistic and port societies as manager. In 2006, he becomes Vice President of Steveco Oy, member of management group, in charge of container operations in Helsinki and Kotka ports. He’s Managing Director of the Port of Helsinki since 2011.

Culture and competitiveness of port cities

Titulaire d’un PhD en Ingénierie et Economie des Transports, Alberto Cappato est Professeur d’Economie et d’Organisation des entreprises à la Faculté d’Ingénierie de l’Université de Gènes, Vice-Président de l’IIC-Institut International des Communications, Executive Manager de SOS Logistique (Association Italienne pour une Logistique durable). Il a également été consultant de plusieurs organisations internationales (OCDE, Plan Bleu).
Il est un Expert en Aménagement du Territoire, économie régionale et économie des transports.
Membre du Conseil d’Administration du GIR MARALPIN, Retroporto di Alessandria SPA, Fondazione SLALA.
Il est actuellement Directeur Général de Porto Antico di Genova.

Culture and competitiveness of port cities

Maritime Culture: Challenge for sustainable development of the port of Veracruz

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Veracruz as most of the ports has been evolving since its founding 500 years ago. It has always been central to the building of the character and personality of the country, but not in maritime culture, therefore Veracruz is the only location where marine life is breathed Mexican culture but not maritime knowledge. The port city has gone through an identification and re-identification with its port. 20 years ago in order to achieve efficiency the port was dissociated from the city and other elements began to form part of their identity. The formal design of the Port occurred more than 100 years ago, this means that the port conditions are outdated, expensive and are a significant constraint. The economy of the country depends heavily on expanding the port; there are national and international capitals for investment and there is also the will of the government to do it. However this has not been achieved. Why? The expansion of the port is a hostage of interest based on mistrust and ignorance. The University propose that the Port must offer a generous promotion of maritime culture, which should come from inside the port, to make society realise that port activities:
1. Are not an isolated point of globalization;
2. That economic development is the social development substrate needed;
3. That the conservation of the planet’s ecology, and of the natural and historical heritage are key to gestate the ports of the future.

Dr. Virgilio Arenas Fuentes is currently professor at the Universidad Veracruzana. University Program Coordinator for Maritime Culture and promoter of Sustainable Development of the Port of Veracruz. He was Founding Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries of the University of Veracruz and Academic Secretary of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Head of Scientific Support Division Fisheries Institute of Mexico.
He has taught courses in oceanography, marine ecology, fisheries management, marine pollution at the graduate level in Mexico and abroad. A been Director of over 20 thesis master’s and doctoral students.
He has studied in Mexico, Brazil, the Netherlands, Britain, Sweden, France. Recently on Sustainable Port Development.
He has represented Mexico at FAO and UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Scientific Committe for Oceanic Research.
He has published numerous articles in scientifc journals and edited books on oceanography and marine biodiversity; coordinating the publication of an encyclopedia on the Sea.