Given the international health context of the Coronavirus, we inform you that the AIVP General Meeting, initially scheduled for next May 6 and 7 in Venice (Italy) is cancelled.
After discussions with our various partners, we will organise the statutory General Meeting on October 13, 2020, just before the 17th World Conference Cities and Ports which will take place in Tangiers (Morocco) from October 14 to 17, 2020.
We ended 2019 by suggesting five new examples of good practices for our guide to "Planning the City with the Port". As previously mentioned, we regularly add new content to the guide, and now have four more examples to share with you.
The Cruise Dialogue congress which took place from 19 to 21 of February 2020, gathered global experts in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), to discuss the positive and negative impacts this activity causes in port cities. Diverging opinions showed the different perception of the challenges, but it is clear that better cooperation between ports and cities worldwide is needed. AIVP supported the event with the presentations of our own experts and members.
From 8 to 13 of February, the World Urban Forum, organized by UN-Habitat, gathered more than 17,000 participants and speakers in Abu Dhabi. AIVP ran a panel discussion about the AIVP Agenda 2030 with the international community, and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UN-Habitat.
The 3rd largest seaport in the country by its tonnage, Port Saint John (Canada) explains to us, by answering 3 questions, the reasons of joining our network.
Deploying sustainable mobility is one of the ten goals set out in the AIVP 2030 Agenda. The European Civitas Portis initiative is an example of a project aimed at identifying solutions to achieve it. It is coordinated by Antwerp, and to get a better idea of the expected results, we spoke to Mr. Koen Kennis, vice mayor of the city of Antwerp, responsible for mobility.
While the Urban Multimodal Distribution Centre is taking time to get up to speed, the task of integrating Ports de Lille into the metropolitan and regional fabric is more strategically important than ever.
Relying on 12 sites along the wide canals of the Hauts-de-France region, Ports de Lille is looking for innovative ways to meet the needs of logistics operators, who are faced with the daily challenges posed by e-commerce at the heart of France’s fourth-largest city.
Alain Lefebvre, Chief Executive of Ports de Lille, gives us more insight into the relationship between these ports and the territory in which they are based.
Denis Davoult, head of urban affairs at AIVP, hosted Nadine Bergoz from Grand Port Maritime de la Martinique – GPMLM on 17 January 2020. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss their City Port project, the issues facing them, and possible solutions.
10 students successfully finish the first edition of the diploma course in port-city governance and planning organized by AIVP Expert Dr. Sabah Zrari in Chile. The first edition of the Diploma “Planning, Management and Governance of Port Cities” took place in the University of Valparaíso, Chile, between July and December 2019.