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Building the City Port of 2030!

July 25, 2019 11:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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


Plan the city with the port: guide of good practices

May 30, 2019 9:44 am Published by 1 Comment

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.


Senadora Gabriela Benavides Cobos

Mexico : Senate wants ports to pay for urban development

May 22, 2019 9:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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.


The Port Center : Step-by-step operational guide

December 14, 2018 12:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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


New impetus for AIVP in the Indian Ocean

December 12, 2017 9:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

From 29 November to 1 December 2017, AIVP’s General Management travelled to the island of Reunion for talks with local stakeholders, including the City of Le Port, Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion (GPMLR) , Territoire Cote Ouest (TCO), Région Réunion, Université de la Réunion, and others. During the visit, it was confirmed that Reunion will host AIVP’s first regional seminar for the Indian Ocean, to be held in late 2018.

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