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.
Registrations for the 2019 General Meeting & The AIVP Days “Building the City Port 2030!”, which will take place from 6th to 8th June 2019 in Riga (Latvia), are now open! Discover the detailed programme of the AIVP Days, built around the Agenda AIVP 2030 which will be officially ratified on this occasion! Find out more about the city of Riga, the conference-designated hotels and all the practical information for your trip on the dedicated website. By registering before 5th April 2019, enjoy more than 20% discount on registration fees and win an Opera evening for 2 people!
On 15th-16th January 2019, Corinne Monnet, AIVP Network Coordinator and Chloé Colboc, Project Manager – Promotion & International Relations, had the pleasure of visiting Riga, the capital and principal port of Latvia. The object of their visit was to progress the technical organisation of the 2019 Annual General Meeting and the AIVP Days scheduled for 6th and 7th June this year.
AIVP recently organised a study mission to Belgium for its members. The trip focused on the co-construction approach that is central to city-port project initiatives in five Belgian port cities. The case of Brussels, which we will look at here, is of particular interest.The Port of Brussels is an AIVP member since 1991
The first edition of the AIVP Indian Ocean Days brought together almost one hundred participants from AIVP’s network of members and contacts in the Indian Ocean zone.
Delegates from South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, East London and Richards Bay), Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mayotte made the journey to share their projects with city-port stakeholders in La Réunion.
A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center, which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.