Climate change and floods: taking inspiration from the Hunter Point’s Park solutions for rebuilding

As a succession of hurricanes wreak vast damage, the ASLA is highlighting the need to anticipate these phenomena by drawing inspiration from innovative solutions such as those deployed at Hunter Point, a former industrial site on New York’s waterfront. The measures taken proved effective against hurricane Sandy, even before the site was officially inaugurated. The ASLA is also set to publish a set of recommendations in early 2018.

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France, “Assises du Port du futur”: the future of port cities is shaped with their local territory and takes account of the energy transition

Thought must nonetheless be given to how to define this territory, which cannot be restricted just to the nearby towns. The corridor concept is increasingly important. Meanwhile, the energy transition raises the issue of identifying new flows, storing new energies, land availability and the role of the port itself, which could shift from being a developer to a producer. Continue reading

Port management: recruit human capital from outside

More and more, port management requires multiple competences stimulated by other fields and not strictly limited to port affairs. New job descriptions continue to appear, some of which are still unknown. And yet port managers have always been recruited from within the shipping and maritime world. Today it would appear that, for the new generation of Managers, it will be necessary to bring in people from “outside” who are capable of providing new inspiration, especially in the fields of new technologies, energy and the capacity to form associations.

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Buenos Aires: the sand port close to dock F to become a promenade

Despite the site’s derelict appearance, the sand silos are still in use. They are to be preserved and decorated with murals. Unlike the Puerto Madero site, the idea is to combine new urban functions with the existing port activities, light industry, and services for the port. The Paseo de Bajo project is part of this same approach, aimed at promoting greater fluidity in port and urban traffic and creating new public spaces.

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For Carlos Moreno, the City-Port-Territory relationship is the challenge for the next decade

For states, physical connections by sea, passing through ports, remain an expression of economic and political power. But today the future of these ports depends more and more on their ability to interact with the territory from which they draw their decisive competitive advantages. The city-port prism is at the centre of the challenges involved in moving towards socio-territorial hyper-metropolitanisation. AIVP is deeply committed to these challenges. Continue reading

Port of Oakland: when a big logistical project helps to integrate populations

This is a project to convert an old naval base on 11 ha into a logistics zone. It has been built in close collaboration with citizen associations, and social issues have been at the heart of negotiations: employment priority for local people, accepting people in reinsertion programmes, etc. The logistics zone will mainly handle flows of E-commerce, a strongly growing sector. Continue reading

Hualien (Taiwan): the port is enhancing its spaces

Various redevelopment works have recently been completed within the port’s water-recreation district. The port has also attracted private investors to refurbish several warehouses and convert them into cultural-creative spaces. It is financing the restoration and lighting of an emblematic bridge linking the city to the port; work on the Hualien Scenic Bridge should be completed in December 2017.

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For the Sefacil Foundation, there can be no smart port without a collaborative City-Port approach!


The digital revolution offers ports multiple solutions that can help them evolve into smart ports. However, becoming smart is not just about implementing technological innovations. It also involves adopting a collaborative, creative and bold approach to managing port activity. Continue reading

With the Port Centers Charter, the people of Marseilles are back at the heart of the port-city relationship!

Stakeholders in the territory of Marseilles have turned out in large numbers to sign the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Center. Marseilles, France’s largest port city, joins the thirteen international port cities that are already signatories. The charter, which was ratified on Thursday 14 September at the Smartcity Forum, centres on the object of opening the port to the city’s population, involving the Port of Marseilles Fos, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseilles, Provence, the Bouches du Rhône Department and the Metropolis of Marseilles, and cities of Marseilles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Fos-sur-Mer and Port-de-Bouc.

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Ireland: kick-start for the Cork and Galway Docklands redevelopment

In Cork, a stadium or office complex on Albert Quay are the most recent developments, but the main project is the Port in Ringaskiddy. The plans include a container terminal, logistics activities, offices, and a hotel, as well as some 4,000 housing units, retail outlets and offices on the Tivoli Docklands site. In Galway, the proposed office development at Bonham Quay could revitalise the whole city and attract international companies.

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