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Port Of Seville To Host The RETE International Meeting Of Port Cities

Port of Seville to host the RETE international meeting of port cities

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla
On June 24 and 25, the Port of Seville will bring together more than a hundred professionals to discuss and exchange experiences on the integration of the port and the city Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla (APS – Port Authority of Seville) and the association for collaboration between ports and cities, RETE, have organized for June 24 and 25 the international seminar ‘Port and city integration:
a new relationship model to promote coexistence’ . The meeting, which will take place in the auditorium of the Seville Aquarium in the Muelle de las Delicias, aims to analyze success stories in the integration processes between the dock and the urban fabric in port cities. For this, the contents will be articulated around four round tables that will address: the port-city relations of the Andalusian ports; success stories of Latin American ports; sustainability, technology and logistics in the integration process; as well as urban planning, culture, economy and society. Likewise, the seminar will advance the work carried out by the Seville Port Authority in the process of creating the new urban port district. In the words of Rafael Carmona, president of the APS, during today’s meeting presentation “we are very satisfied to host this event, which coincides with a very important moment for us: the transformation of the Tablada dock and its integration into the city ”. In this sense, Carmona has pointed out that “RETE is an essential support in the process. We already have their advice in the selection of the Technical Office in charge of preparing the master plan of the urban port district and we will continue to collaborate through their experience and knowledge at the service of port cities ”. This Technical Office will participate in a presentation to present the strategic bases of the new urban port district of Seville, based on habitability, inclusivity, connectivity and identity. For her part, the president of RETE and also of the Bahía de Cádiz Port Authority, Teófila Martínez, stressed the “necessary and essential relationship between ports and cities”, and the need to understand it as “a project where there are no losers or winners , but in which everyone benefits ”. Along these lines, he pointed out that “more than integrating, it is necessary to share and, for a project to be successful, it is necessary to approach the processes not only as a physical transformation, but also from a cultural and social point of view “. For this, Martínez stressed that “RETE contributes all its experience and scientific knowledge”. The meeting will feature the participation of State Ports who will present in a presentation how the new Strategic Framework of the national port system addresses port and city integration. It is expected that around 200 people will follow the conference, both from the Aquarium Auditorium, and through the You Tube channel of the Port of Seville. This forum is aimed at public administrations such as port authorities, city councils … which have an important role in the port-city integration process. Likewise, as it is a space for scientific-technical debate, universities will also attend, and those companies, associations and organizations linked to sectors such as architecture, tourism, innovation and technology… among others. Speakers and attendees of all nationalities will participate in the forum, mainly from Italy, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina and Spain. What is RETE? RETE is the association for Collaboration between ports and cities. It is an international non-profit organization interested in promoting collaboration between ports and cities, in analyzing and interpreting the dynamics and phenomena that are manifested in their relationships, in exploring their horizons and in drawing visions and strategies that contribute to building their future. Throughout history, port cities have become essential nodes in the configuration and evolution of the economic, social, cultural and political map of peoples and civilizations.In the current global scenario, RETE was born in 2001 with the aim of conceiving and developing programs, projects, activities and initiatives that contribute to cooperation between port administrations and local, regional and state administrations, as well as with public agents. and private parties interested in the better integration of ports in their territorial, economic, social, cultural and environmental surroundings; the prosperity and improvement of the quality of life of the port cities. Currently, RETE has 56 partners from six countries, where ports, cities and professionals and companies from the urban and port sector are represented. During the last 20 years, RETE has woven a global network of knowledge at the service of the port city and fed by the collaborative sum of talent, experience and ideas of its partners and collaborators, as reflected in its vision, promoting initiatives aimed at promote fluid, balanced, responsible and trustworthy relationships between ports and cities.Its mission is to build an international network of port cities and ports, with special reference to southern and Mediterranean Europe and Latin America, with the purpose of promoting and improving the reciprocal relationship and mutual collaboration, to achieve a balanced and qualified development of the urban and port areas. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Sevilla (APS – Port Authority of Seville)

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