This year’s edition of the ESPO award for societal integration of ports focused on citizen outreach and efficient use of social networks. Among four finalists were three AIVP members, Ports of Dublin and Stockholm and Union des Ports de France. AIVP was part of the jury.
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At the invitation of AVITEM (Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories) and the urban network Vivapolis, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, took part in a round table on City Port relations in the Mediterranean.
AIVP Days – Riga, 6-8 June 2019
Panel 1: The climate emergency: 100% Paris Agreement port cities
Panel 2: Governance: open and co-constructed port cities
Panel 3: Quality of life: attractive port cities for all
Panel 4: Riga, what Port City ambition for 2030?
Panel 5: Human capital: port cities taking up the challenge of a new social dynamic
Panel 6: Biodiversity: pioneering and responsible port cities
Panel 7: Mobility and logistics: fluid and innovative port cities
See the proceedings (members only)
Download the Riga report
The city of Mariupol (Ukraine) has just become the newest member of the AIVP network. It is the first Ukrainian city to join us, adding yet another country to the list of members. To mark the occasion, the city invited AIVP to take part in a forum on port cities, held on 17 July 2019.
AIVP was invited to a seminar to bring together all the economic and institutional players from the ports of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre to participate in the construction of a new dynamic with the object of improving integration of these ports with their territories.
Designed as an aid to decisionmaking, the AIVP Guide of Good Practices is now available via a dedicated online platform.
It currently contains 116 examples of good practices, with more to be added regularly. The guide is an invaluable tool for identifying practices that can be transposed to your own Port City and implementing the AIVP 2030 Agenda, to ensure that your Port City contributes actively to the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.
The legal definition of the port-city relationship, and the responsibility of each one of the main actors is one of the key issues in port city governance. In AIVP, we have seen an increasing discussion about this issue. Recently, there have been new initiatives and debates in Chile and Spain. The most recent development has taken place in Mexico, where last April, the senate unanimously approved the law reform, increasing the implication of port authorities in urban development. These organizations will contribute with 30% of the surplus annual income. Considering how important this debate is, AIVP invited senator Gabriela Benavides, main sponsor of the law, to write an article explaining this initiative and help us understand how it functions, and the possible consequences.
Port Centers provide the public, initiated or not, with the possibility to discover, experience and understand better contemporary port activities. This is possible thanks to a dedicated exposition and different educational animations, as well as the organization of adapted on-site visits in the port area.
Given the rising interest of AIVP port city members in the Port Center concept and the importance to keep in line with its Mission Charter, AIVP started to develop a guide and different accompanying approaches already experienced in these last years. The goal of this new document is to answer the initial questions that might come up when developing the concept.
Information brochure here
To learn more about the Port Center concept: see the Port Center By AIVP website
AIVP’s Annual General Meeting has been held in Quebec (Canada) on June 11 2018. Members have elected the New Board of Directors and Executive Bureau. The programme of activities and budgets have been approved.