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«Urban Waterfronts 2011», 30 years of urban waterfront

December 13, 2011 9:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

To give back access to the water to the community and to create an identity for the waterfronts : two major aims underlined during the recent conference of “Waterfront Center” which was held in New York. If the Conference bore essentially on the question of public spaces and urban developments on the waterside, one of the parallel sessions also provided the occasion to rediscover a theme widely debated within AIVP, that of the “Working Waterfront”.

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ESPO Award : the 2011 winners Ports of Stockholm

November 10, 2011 9:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The 2011 Espo Award for societal integration was awarded on Wednesday 9 November to Ports of Stockholm for their “Port vision 2015” entry.

The thematic for this year was centred on communication strategies. AIVP, like the other members of the jury were particularly interested by the quality and scope of the approach adopted by Ports of Stockholm : a multiform and multifaceted strategy specifically addressing itself to a wide variety of targets so as to make the needs and development strategy of the port understood and accepted, but also to render more visible their actions in matters of spatial and environmental integration.

It is also a satisfaction to see once again a member of AIVP a winner, and even more that it should be Stockholm whose excellent welcome reserved for us in 2008 on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of AIVP and our worldwide conference will be remembered by many.

City–Port innovations

September 28, 2011 9:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Toward integrated Port City Projects

The French Federation of Urban Planning Agencies (FNAU) have published a study which inventories the innovatory practices implemented in the port cities in order to associate the respective interests of territories, of the economic stakeholders and the “new” environmental deal. Seventy French and international initiatives have been inventoried and analysed with the help of AIVP. Four sectors are examined : economy, environment, urbanism, and governance.

Download the study – (Short version aivailable in english)

Contribution of AIVP to the Greenport Conference

September 20, 2011 7:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In the context of a collaboration initiated in 2009, AIVP have just played an active part in the sixth edition of Greenport Conference on 14 and 15 September last. This year the work of the conference had the objective of identifying solutions aimed at reducing the impacts of port and shipping activities on the natural and urban environment. On this occasion, ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) presented the draft of their “Green Guide” bearing on the issues connected with the management of the quality of the air, of noise, of the water and of wastes, as well as the question of energy consumption and climate change.

The environmental practices of the port-cities and the harbours in the Indian Ocean

February 15, 2011 10:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A study by the Observatory Cities and Port of the Indian Ocean

A comparative analysis in port areas in Durban (South Africa), Le Port (Reunion – France), Port-Louis (Mauritius), and Toamasina(Madagascar).

Industrial activities have a well known effect on environment, by waste, pollution, traffic… today, none is ignorant of the fact that the addition of all these effects causes a significant impact particularly, in terms of climate change.

The cruise welcoming conditions in the Indian Oceam

February 15, 2011 10:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A study by the Observatory Cities and Port of the Indian Ocean

A comparative analysis in port areas in Durban (South Africa), Le Port (Reunion – France), Port-Louis (Mauritius), and Toamasina (Madagascar).

Far behind the two big and traditional navigation areas, which are the Caribbean and Mediterranean providing 86% of the global turnover in 2010, the cruise market has remained poorly developed in the Indian Ocean. However, the cruise market world success and growth is leading it toward the third wide ocean on earth. At regional level, the cruise market has already been developing flows, facilities and generating significant effects.

Portcities 13:28 GMT

June 1, 2008 10:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

13h28 GMT. At the same moment, in all the ports of the world, there is magic to be discovered.

The IACP invites you on a superb voyage to port cities with the brand new book published by the association: Portcities 13:28 GMT. 80 port cities all round the world have taken part in the preparation of this work which is exceptional not only for its contents but also for the quality of the edition.

Through 12 themes, in the hands of 12 international experts, you will discover all the facets of port cities in today’s world through pictures with commentaries by the creators of their modernity. World trade and spectacular ships alongside inventive architecture and the transformation of waterfronts; learn about all the challenges which our ports and cities must meet in the 21st century.

Published for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the IACP at the recent international conference in Stockholm, Portcities 13:28 GMT is a book for all those who are fascinated by port cities; a book which is as much a joy to give as to receive.

Plan the City with the Port : Guide of good practices

November 2, 2007 11:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The strategies for the redevelopment of the City-Port Linking Spaces have been in the centre of the working meetings organised over an 18 month period with all the partners of the European project Hanse Passage.

The discussions that ensued and the technical on-site visits which were organised each time have enabled the partners once again to take measure of all the stakes, constraints and challenges required to reach sustainable blending of uses on these city – port spaces.

The international seminar organised at the end of May 2007 also provided the opportunity to enhance these exchanges of experience with contributions from other European port cities. From this work of joint exchanges and enhancement, various constants can be extracted which provide the basis for the recommendations.

Download : The guide ; The synthesis