AIVP Recommendation

City Port interfaces are being transformed in ways that constantly change their landscapes. By clearly identifying aspects of the port to be preserved on account of their particular heritage or other value, it is possible to establish a connection between the past and the future of the City Port, well in advance of any development plan. The process of identifying precisely what constitutes the port’s heritage and which aspects should be considered for preservation implies an evaluation: why and how should certain elements be saved? But it also encourages stakeholders to consider how preserving and reusing that heritage will serve to affirm the port’s identity, and set their project apart from other such operations elsewhere in the world.

Fremantle (Australia)

Twenty hectares of the West End, a district that embodies the economic boom created by the local port, have been listed on the State Heritage Register of Western Australia.


Los Angeles (United States)

In May 2013, the port of Los Angeles adopted an action plan for its heritage. Over a two-year period, the port will be drawing up a comprehensive survey of its historical, cultural and architectural resources.


Oslo (Norway)

With the Fjord City project, the city of Oslo committed to a major transformation involving the relocation of certain port activities.