The purpose of this Guide is to provide decision makers and stakeholders a decision support tool for addressing the problems they will face when putting into practice the ideal of "Planning the city with the port". The AIVP recommendations are the result of the intense exchange of experiences that has taken place during the international meetings organised by AIVP these for more than 30 years, and of the AIVP's constant monitoring of the implementation of development projects at the City Port interface.

Spatial organisation

Helsinki (Finland)

Helsinki (Finland)

Helsinki’s main container terminal was originally located in Jätkäsaari, before its activities were moved to Vuosaari in 2008. A dense urban district capable of accommodating a population of up to 17,000 was planned for Jätkäsaari. Passenger transport activities were to remain there…

Fremantle (Australia)

Fremantle (Australia)

The Port of Fremantle created a promenade along the edge of Rous Head Industrial Park. The Rous Head Ocean Walk is based on the re-using of containers. It was designed with the landscape architects Blackwell & Associates and Turner Design.

Oslo (Norway)

Oslo (Norway)

“Sydhavna” is the main industrial port of Oslo. It is located just south of the city center, and is surrounded by the fjord, the hills and both existing and future residential areas. The idea of the buffer zones is to mark the boundary between industrial port and the city, in a way that also contributes to…

Riga (Latvia)

Riga (Latvia)

There are two protected nature areas within the territory occupied by the Port of Riga: Milestibas Island (Love Island), which is part of a Latvian national park (SeaSide Nature Park / Piejura nature park), and the Kremeri nature reserve, established in 1993 and awarded national importance status in 1999.

Lorient (France)

Lorient (France)

In Lorient, the Science and Maritime Centre (Espace des Sciences / Maison de la mer) has for many years been developing educational resources and actions in the maritime field. These include the “port study classes” created in 1990,…