Categopry 'Activities - Advice - Peer-to-peer panels'
INTA organises at the request of one of its members - the Government of Benin - a peer-to-peer review on planning and urban development strategies In Cotonou, Benin, 23-29 September.
The aim of the mission is a contribution within a larger reflection on the metropolisation and urban planning process in Africa on the economic development of a strategic zone (municipality of Sèmè-Podji) located between Cotonou and Porto Novo and next to the border with Nigeria.
A small international team is asked to develop proposals for a logistics and economic center of over 100 000 inhabitants within the Porto Novo - Cotonou metropolitan area. Dormitory town for Benineses who can not get to stay in the two major cities, Sèmè Podji has a logistic vocation enhanced by the future creation of a new deepwater port.
There will be two different phases of the international meeting on territorial and urban development:
23 - 27 September: an international peer-to-peer panel on Urban development on the economic zone Sèmè-Podji
28 - 29 September: a two-day conference on metropolisation and urban issues in Africa, that will be held at the Congresses Palace of Cotonou.
The international peer-to-peer review took place in Brignoles from 16-21 October 2011.
The Municipality of Brignoles, a town of nearly 18 000 inhabitants in the French Provence, has called on INTA to review its strategic development potential: how to give new dimensions to the City centre and make it an active, inclusive and vibrant pole contributing to the overall development of the agglomeration ?
The Panel, composed of a mix of international and local experts, researchers and practitioners, went to visit 3 different islands (Pico, Terceira and San Miguel), interviewed local stakeholders of the tourism sector, especially hotel owners visiting their premises in order to, at the end of the week, present publically some proposals about the tourism and hospitality strategy in the Azores.
This Panel was held together with the 2011 edition of the Summer Course and was a response to an invitation by the Observatory of Tourism of the Azores (OTA) and its partners :
- to enlarge the international base of experiences of OTA by sharing practices and knowledge on tourism development,
- to evaluate the trends in the hospitality industry of the Azores.
From 9 to 16 April an INTA peer-to-peer panel was in the City of Le Port, in La Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean south east of Madagascar. A team of 10 practitioners was helping the involved parties to define a path for the future of a 85ha area on the rear of the main harbour. The island of 800,000 inhabitants imports almost everything and needs to expand its harbour and logistic zone, linking them to the rest of the infrastructures.
The urban district of Bordeaux has 27 municipalities and 702,522 inhabitants (2006). Founded in 1968, this supra municipal authority has competences in networks (water, sanitation, traffic, roads, parking, transportation) as well as housing, urban planning, sports facilities, economic development and environment.
The President of the urban district of Bordeaux (CUB), Mr Vincent Feltesse calls today INTA to come and reflect on the long-range vision of the metropolis of Bordeaux. Indeed, projects for the next 15 years are already under way, but it is necessary to consider the type of projects that will have to be put up for 15 years after.
- 2010 Bogota, Colombia
- 2010 Saint-Gilles, La Reunion
- 2010 Cáceres, Spain
- 2009 Hsinchu, Taiwan
- 2009 Taichung, Taiwan
- Past Advisory Panels
- 2004 Niigata, Japan
- 2005 Lisbon, Portugal
- 2005 Taipei, Taiwan
- 2006 Heerlen, The Netherlands
- 2006 Oujda, Morocco
- 2006 Seine St. Denis, France
- 2006 Sardegna, Italy
- 2006 Belfast, UK
- 2007 Nador, Morocco
- 2007 Clichy, France
- 2007 Seine St Denis, France
- 2007 Trento, Italy
- 2007 La Réunion, France
- List of previous panels
- 2008 Gdansk, Poland
- 2008 ZAC Beauséjour-La Réunion, France
- 2008 Jelgava, Latvia
- 2009 Vaulx-en-Velin, France
- 2009 Tainan, Taiwan
- 2009 Natitingou, Benin
- 2009 Echirolles, France
- 2009 Fukuoka, Japan