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

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,…

Matosinhos (Portugal)

Matosinhos (Portugal)

The Douro and Leixoes port authorities wanted a new cruise terminal, both to improve commercial income and to ensure the facility was integrated more effectively into the urban fabric. They opted for the project designed by Luis Pedro Silva Arquitectos to satisfy these two objectives.

Istanbul (Turkey)

Istanbul (Turkey)

Dror + Gensler was selected for the master plan for Galaport, an 11 hectare site close to the old city. However, the cruise terminal made it impossible for pedestrians to access part of the 1.2 km stretch of docks. They