Brest Métropole: turning a former shipyard into a living space and creative hub

Denis DAVOULT20 January 2021

Exclusive interview with Tifenn QUIGUER, Senior Vice-President, Planning, and Michel GOURTAY, Senior Vice-President, Economy, on this innovative urban regeneration project that combines a new eco-district with measures to safeguard and showcase the port heritage, all on consultation with local residents. Learn more about how to provide residents with quality housing conditions and recreational and cultural activities in City Port interface zones.

The Port -City Threshold: a new conception of the city-port interface

José SANCHEZ18 January 2021

During the coming weeks we will focus on goal 8 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, concerning the Port City Interface. In the border between port and city is where some of the interesting projects take place, combining uses and creating new synergies. We start this discussion with a reflexion by Dr. Beatrice Moretti on the condition of the port-city interface and its potential as threshold and design border. She shares with us some thoughts motivated by her research, published in the book "“Beyond the Port City. The Condition of Portuality and the Threshold Concept” (JOVIS, 2020)".

Sustainable mobility: towards a multimodal and integrated future

José SANCHEZ14 January 2021

The year 2020 has been a year of many changes, also for sustainable mobility. Talking with our members we identify several key words for the goal 3 of the AIVP Agenda 2030: Smart technology, multimodality, public spaces, cycling, co-construction, citizen engagement, sharing, autonomous vehicles. In this article we summarized the interviews and articles we have published about the topic, but don't forget to read the original publications!

What measures can be taken to decarbonise mobility? Interview with Carlos Rubio, President of the Port of Malaga

José SANCHEZ21 December 2020

The Port of Malaga is an important cargo and cruise ship port in Andalusia, Spain. It plays an essential role in the cruise ship industry in the Western Mediterranean. Malaga, in the heart of a tourist region and at the crossroads between Europe and Magreb, is a city where mobility is of the essence. The port is located close to the city centre and forms part of the urban tissue, thanks to a rigorous port-city remodelling process. This means that the Port of Malaga is necessarily an actor in the urban planning and the mobility of the city. After the participation of the Malaga City Council in our webinar on cruise ships, we wanted to interview the Port of Malaga on the subject of mobility. We spoke to Sr. Carlos Rubio, president of the Malaga Port Authority.

Digitization and co-construction for a sustainable mobility in Halifax (Canada)

Denis DAVOULT15 December 2020

Like many ports around the world, the Port Halifax is facing the challenge of maximizing its growth potential without increasing possible negative externalities such as road congestion. Since 2018 rail solutions and several digital tools for sharing real-time information with their customers but also with the larger community and the public have been implemented to address such a challenge and reduce port truck traffic through downtown Halifax. For the Port of Halifax directors digitization of the port is a key strategy but it is not only about adopting smart technologies as they explained us: transparency and co-construction with your partners, stakeholders, and the larger community is essential to transform the entire Port ecosystem.

The CIVITAS PORTIS concept: A Game changer for Sustainable Mobility in Port Cities

José SANCHEZ11 December 2020

Sustainable mobility is one of the priorities for the European Commission. Hence, there are several EU-financed projects focusing on this issue, fostering cooperation and sharing good practices between different cities. It is the case of the Civitas family of projects, of which one is focused on specific port-city mobility challenges, the Civitas Portis. As Dirk Engels, moderator from our mobility webinar, explains in his article, the approach defended in the project, based on smart data sharing for better governance and planning, has produced clear positive results in the five cases: Aberdeen, Antwerp, Constanta, Klaipeda and Trieste.  

Puerto Madero: New quality public spaces promote walking and cycling

José SANCHEZ7 December 2020

The Puerto Madero Corporation (CPM) was created in 1989 to urbanise and manage 170 Ha belonging to the old port. The many international prizes awarded in the last 30 years bear witness to the success of one of the largest waterfront transformation projects in Latin America. Today the Puerto Madero Corporation is involved in different urban regeneration projects in several Latin American cities, sharing the knowledge accumulated over these three decades. Port cities have evolved since the 1980s, and today mobility is one of the main issues. In this interview, Eduardo Albanese, Architect and Technical Manager, explains the mobility-related initiatives that the Puerto Madero Corporation is carrying out.


Colas : on the road towards sustainable Port-City mobility

Théo FORTIN1 December 2020

Colas is a world leader in the field of transport infrastructure construction, and always tries to innovate for greener and safer roads. Reducing the environmental externalities generated by mobility, in port cities, is a key-issue for AiVP. Colas, an active member of our network, has invented “smart” solutions to improve flux management. This is why we wanted to interview Julien Denegre, Fabrice Luriot and Arnauld de Sainte-Marie, in the framework of our series on “Mobility”, goal n°3 of our Agenda 2030!

Multi-scalar nature of port mobility beyond the port-city threshold. The case for two time-tested North-Italian port cities: Genoa and Venice

José SANCHEZ25 November 2020

The issue of sustainable mobility is without doubt one of the prime challenges for port cities. From international shipping routes or contitental freight corridors to the urban flows and passenger's movements, all these very different scales are interconnected and need to by harmonized. In this article by Systematica , we can learn from two Italian cases and their most recent projects to make mobility more sustainable.