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

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

The area around Dock F seem largely abandoned, with its dilapidated buildings and no fewer than 25 rusting hulks. In 2017, with the cooperation of the municipal authorities, the port authorities decided to turn the site into a promenade while maintaining its function as a “sand port”….

Vancouver (Canada)

Vancouver (Canada)

The ECHO programme, which stands for “Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation”, was created in 2014 to mitigate the impact of maritime transport on the different species of endangered whales found in the waters off southern British Columbia…

Nantes (France)

Nantes (France)

The industrial activity once present in the western part of the “Ile de Nantes”, an island located in the centre of the city of Nantes, was mainly devoted to shipbuilding. The last company still operating in the industry, Dubigeon, closed in 1987. It prompted the municipal authority to begin considering what to do…

Dunkirk (France)

Dunkirk (France)

The AGUR, the agency for urban planning and development in the Flanders-Dunkirk region, created the “Toile Industrielle®” or “industrial web” in 2008, in response to the economic crises threatening the region’s industrial future. The tool displays…

Trondheim (Norway)

Trondheim (Norway)

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, a positive energy building, was officially opened on Trondheim’s waterfront on 30, August 2019. Its designer, Snøhetta, has combined various solutions for the new office building: choice of construction materials, building orientation, …