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.

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City Port Workshops in Le Havre: co-construction at the helm!

Hermeline DELEPOUVE14 December 2020

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.

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.