Last week, Jose Sánchez from AIVP joined a working session in Dublin Port Authority HQ, organized by Mr. Lar Joye and Mr. Jim Kelleher, to present the AIVP Agenda 2030, the Port Center concept and exploring international best practices.
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.
In the latest issue, you will find:
In focus, the AIVP Agenda 2030 whose 10 goals have already been ratified by 52 members at our General Meeting in Riga in June;
a selection of our port cities news;
an excerpt from our full interview with Senator Gabriela BENAVIDES COBOS, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations Europe, about a law reform to make Mexican ports pay for urban development;
and the news from the AIVP network.
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In Riga (Latvia), on 7th June 2019, 50 AIVP members have ratified the 10 commitments that form the AIVP Agenda 2030, which will help port decision-makers and elected representatives from our cities to act for more sustainable and responsible development. This ratification has had a worldwide press coverage, promoted and relayed by our members and our various press contacts.
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.
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.
During a mission organised on behalf of Grand Port Maritime de Guyane (GPM-Guyane), Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP met numerous stakeholders from French Guiana and discussed plans to create a new Port Center.
An agreement was signed at the Sorbonne in Paris on 18 April 2019, between AIVP and the Academic Chair “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” (ETI), launched in 2018 by the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and IAE Paris-Sorbonne Business School. The agreement followed a Master Class given by Professor Gaétan Siew on the topic “Port Cities, World Cities”.