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.
In the latest issue, you will find:a double invitation from N. Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, and A. Zeltins, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, to attend our forthcoming AIVP Days in Riga organised around the AIVP’s new 2030 Agenda; a selection of our port cities news; an excerpt from our full interview with the « Factoria de Cohésion » whose primary purpose is to foster integration between city and port in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canaries Island); and the news from the AIVP network.
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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.
“Factoría de Cohesión”, different actions towards the same goal: to integrate the port and the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Interview with Alberto Dieter Graeff, Delegate of the Presidency, Factoría de Cohesión
Factoría de Cohesión is a young organization created in 2015, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). Their main mission is to foster greater social, economic, environmental and spatial integration between city and port. Their main supporters are the port authority and the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. At the same time, they also collaborate with several public regional organizations, including universities and cultural and business associations. Since it was created, Factoría de Cohesión has developed an intense agenda of activities, combining port and urban interests. These activities are aligned with several goals of the Agenda AIVP 2030 for sustainable City Port relationships. In this interview with Alberto Dieter Graeff, we will get to know them better, their origin, the motivation of the team and their current initiatives.
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!
The conference “Nuevos Viejos Puertos” took place on February 7th and 8th in Valencia. AIVP was represented by José M Pagés Sánchez, external strategic adviser, who gave a keynote presentation about sustainable port city relationships in Europe. José Sánchez also moderated one of the round tables with representatives from European cases, including Bilbao, Genoa and Marseille. The conference was organized by La Marina de Valencia, the organization responsible for the new strategy for waterfront regeneration.
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.
The Port City Futures Conference took place in Rotterdam between December 17th and 19th. The event was organized by Prof. Carola Hein and Maurice Jansen, rapporteurs of the last AIVP World Conference in Quebec. The conference gathered leading experts of different fields involved in port-city relationships, connecting academics with stakeholders and institutions. The goal was to define a new port city research agenda tackling global challenges, such as the energy transition, climate change and digitalization, building on concepts such as circular economy, human capital and co-construction governance.