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.
CCI Marseille Provence, Grand Port Maritime de Marseille and Aix-Marseille Université organised the first Smart Port Day on Thursday 4 July in Warehouse J1, an emblematic location for the City Port integration in full swing on the port of La Joliette. On this occasion, the 7 award-winners of the Smart Port Challenge, launched last year, presented the results of their work. The innovation and quality of the projects, carried out in partnership between Start-ups and established businesses, show the importance which must be given to human capital in contemporary City Port dynamics. .
AIVP recently attended the 4th cooperation meeting of planning offices for the Seine Valley. The event is intended to provide a forum for exchanges and allow participants to gauge the development of river and maritime tourism, while gaining a better understanding of the role that can be played by local and regional authorities and stakeholders.
The Worldwide Network of Port Cities signs the 10 commitments of its 2030 Agenda for more sustainable, responsible and innovative development of port cities
Riga, 7 June 2019 – The Worldwide Network of Port Cities (AIVP), which brings together 1,900 people from the private and public sectors across all continents, has signed the 10 commitments that make up its 2030 Agenda.
AIVP’s Annual General Meeting has been held in Riga (Latvia) on 6th June 2019. Members have elected the new Board of Directors and Executive Bureau. The programme of activities and budgets have been approved.
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.
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 conference took place during the 3rd and 4th of April in the beautiful port city of Trieste in north-east Italy. The two-day event gathered international experts, including representatives from port authorities, international organisations such as the EU or IMO, and private companies. AIVP was represented by José M Pagés Sánchez, who presented the AIVP Agenda 2030 and the first results of the recent City Port survey conducted by AIVP among their members and contacts all over the world.
Marco KAMIYA who leads globally the Urban Economy and Municipal Finance Branch of UN-Habitat, will open the AIVP Days on Thursday 6th June 2019. He will share his vision on a better and more sustainable future for all port cities in the world, based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda AIVP 2030. Marco KAMIYA will deliver to the gathered audience of decision-makers and elected representatives a strong message on these challenges of what road map for tomorrow’s port cities.
We look forward to welcoming AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, to our beautiful port city of Riga from 6 to 8 June 2019.