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”.
Part of AIA Life Designers Group, AIA Territoires is dedicated to urban projects, cities and territories. The firm has a multi-disciplinary team with varied, complementary backgrounds, including architects, urban planners, landscaping specialists, geographers, and engineers specializing in planning, development and mobility.
Freeport of Riga: environment, passengers, social responsibility – three major areas for development
Interview with Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO for Port Development, Freeport of Riga
The Port of Riga unveiled its Development programme 2019-2028 at the beginning of this year. It will be based on a socially responsible policies, sustainable use of resources and care for the environment. An opportunity for us to discuss that with Edgars Sūna as a prelude to the AIVP Days that will be held in Riga on 6-8 June 2019.
The Freeport of Riga Authority is an active member of AIVP since 2006!
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.
AIVP and the European Council of Spatial Planners sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the global approach to the port city
AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, and the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing joint initiatives and promotional actions and encouraging the sharing of best practices.
The cruise industry and its relations with the cities and ports that play host to its ever bigger liners, carrying ever more passengers, have been transformed over the last decade.
The magazine Cruise Insight has contacted nine associations around the world to gauge their views on these changes and the challenges facing port cities. AIVP was naturally among the first organisations approached to contribute to the report, which has just been published.
Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, took the opportunity to reaffirm AIVP’s message and to underline the need for dialogue with all stakeholders in the industry, to redefine a balanced partnership that benefits our port cities and their residents.
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.