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Rijeka: diversity as an asset

Denis DAVOULT20 October 2020

European Capital of Culture for 2020, Rijeka is also Croatia’s biggest port, and is the latest among a string of other European port cities to be chosen as Capital of Culture. Rijeka’s programme is built in no small part on its distinctive heritage as a port city, and ties in neatly with Goal 6 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, which aims to showcase the culture and unique identity of port cities...

Port City Culture: our topic for the next weeks

José SANCHEZ16 October 2020

Next month will be dedicated to port culture and identity. We will learn and discuss its importance for the city-port relationship and the best strategies and actions to promote it. Stay tuned for new articles, interviews and webinars!

Navire de croisière à Honfleur.

Port Citizens deserve good health and good living conditions!

José SANCHEZ13 October 2020

During the past 30 years, AIVP has assisted port cities in finding their path to a more resilient, concerted and sustainable future. When we launched the AIVP Agenda 2030 in 2018, we gathered massive support from our members in the following months showing it was the right path. Starting in 2020, answering to our members’ interests, we will organize our content following the goals of the Agenda, sharing more resources and knowledge: one goal of the Agenda, each month. Our first series since the 15th of September has been about “Life Quality and Health”. It makes no doubt that health is currently the top-priority for most citizens around the world, as the atrocious death toll of the pandemic is still increasing.

Lillebonne, France

Haropa – Port of Rouen, preserving the life quality of the communities along the Seine

Théo FORTIN30 September 2020

Haropa - Port of Rouen is located on the Seine, in Normandy. Its positions all along the river explain the diversity of its activities, from cereal exportations to premium cruises. Several challenges must be tackled to preserve the quality of life of the communities living close to Haropa - Port de Rouen's facilities, and this is why AIVP wanted to make this interview with Mr Xavier Lemoine.

Reduce environmental impacts while optimize port operation: Get to know the Pixel project, a new AIVP Partner!

José SANCHEZ28 September 2020

Reducing the environmental impact of port operations and increasing their transparency are two key elements for sustainable port-city relationships (goal 9.1 of the AIVP Agenda 2030). Internet of Things (IoT), based on data generated by devices deployed in (smart) ports and cities can play a crucial role in both. Research projects like Pixel Port are working to develop new tools for efficient and transparent monitoring of environmental impact of ports. Their single impact metric can facilitate better joint governance and contribute to a healthier port-city relationship. Ignacio Lacalle, researcher from UPV, explains in this article the key aspects of the project and how AIVP and Pixel are starting a new collaboration based on the AIVP Agenda 2030.

SUEZ, environmental integration solutions for the City Port territory

Denis DAVOULT22 September 2020

From air quality and water management to mitigating the environmental impacts of port activity, and more, there are a host of challenges when it comes to guaranteeing the residents of our port cities a high quality, healthy living environment, as recommended in Goal 9 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda...

Paquebots à Bordeaux

Will cruises restart like before? 3 perspectives from AIVP’s network

Théo FORTIN17 September 2020

"Health and Life Quality": this goal is now the top-priority for most of the citizens, due to the Covid-19 pandemic but also because of the growing concern about air pollution or water drinkability. This month, AIVP will dedicate a full series of publications to this key-issue. As an introduction, here is an article coordinated by Francesca Morucci, with the contribution of Jamil Ouazzani and Laurence Bouchardie.

Dunkirk’s new Port Center set to bring the public and port closer together

José SANCHEZ17 August 2020

After almost two years in preparation, the Dunkirk Port Center opened its doors in July 2020, becoming an invaluable new resource for promoting dialogue between the public, the city, and the port. The new space was developed with support from three main partners: the Port Authority, the Urban Community and the Port Museum, where the Port Center is housed. In this interview, we find out more about the reasons behind the project and what visitors can expect in the months ahead.

Jean-Paul Le Caill

Papeete (French Polynesia): reconciling economic recovery and environmental protection

José SANCHEZ23 July 2020

Papeete is on the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. With the local economy reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the port unveiled a support package for Polynesian businesses on 17 June. The €4 million euro package covers the maritime industry, tourism and inter-island transport. But it also represents an opportunity to adopt a more sustainable approach to development, and that’s why AIVP was keen to talk to Jean-Paul Le Caill, CEO of Port Autonome de Papeete.