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.
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.