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
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.
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.
Over 40 representatives of institutional and professional organisations came together on 1 December 2020, to discuss the future of the 26 hectares of port land and docks at the La Citadelle site in Le Havre (France). At the entrance to the city, just a short distance from the station, cruise terminal and recently developed Nelson Mandela esplanade, a new symbol of the interface between the City and Port, La Citadelle is already home to the cross-Channel ferry terminal, the Higher School of the Merchant Navy, the port’s HQ, and several of its technical workshops. Around this pivotal site, the future relationship between the city and port of Le Havre will be shaped in the coming years.
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.
By carrying out the integration of the Port Urban District, Citythinking will respond to the needs of this area of Seville (Spain) and the city as a whole from different, enriching perspectives in AIVP.
AIVP’s AGM took place online on Tuesday 24 November 2020. It was attended by 78 members, from 20 different countries. The members were able to debate and formally approve AIVP’s new development strategy for the period 2021-2024.
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.
A working group named “Geopolitics of the Sea: Looking Ahead to 2040” brought together around a dozen experts, tasked with shaping a forward-looking scenario to define France’s future coastal and maritime ambitions. Olivier Lemaire, the General Manager of AIVP, took part in the work.