AIVP has been selected among more than 800 candidates by the UN committee to organize a debate. The debate will focus on the contribution of cities and ports around the world to the 17 sustainable development goals. AIVP has developed an Agenda which constitutes a roadmap for port cities in 10 points, to be completed by 2030. This agenda will be presented on February 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
Exclusive interview of the President of the port of Venice and his reaction to the recent floods in his city.
The online platform dedicated to our guide of good practices, "Plan the City with the Port", now includes some brand new examples, largely inspired by our daily monitoring of the latest international developments in the world of port cities. Altogether, the guide now includes 129 examples of good practices!
Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes recently ratified the AIVP Agenda 2030. Both the initiatives undertaken by the port in recent years and its current projects are firmly in line with the ten goals that make up our Agenda. This is particularly true of several projects which tie in with three specific Agenda goals, namely adapting to climate change, the energy transition and circular economy, and protecting biodiversity.
The list of signatories grows longer day by day. Since its adoption in June 2019, the AIVP 2030 Agenda has been ratified by more than 75 AIVP members from 20 different countries. We are delighted to welcome the new signatories, who include, among others, the port of Bahia Blanca (Argentina), the Port of Montreal (Canada), the Brittany region (France), and both the city and the port of Bilbao (Spain).
Why did you decide to join AIVP? What are you expecting from this membership? What can you bring to AIVP (expertise ? information on projects ? others.) The city explains, by answering these 3 questions, its motivations to join the AIVP network.
The various contributions proposed by AIVP highlighted the useful tools that can be developed by Port Centers for the benefit of the city-port-public community.
Interview with Mr. Ricardo Barkala Zumelzu – President of the Bilbao Port Authority
The Port of Bilbao is the largest port on the Atlantic coast of Spain and one of the principal ports of the country, with a cargo flow of almost 36 million tons in 2018. At the same time, the metropolitan area of the city of Bilbao has a population of over one million inhabitants. In recent decades, the urban waterfront has undergone major modifications, known all over the world for its most symbolic construction, the Guggenheim Museum. However, city-planning is much more complex than the famous cultural installation; plans have had to be developed for the Abandoibarra zone, and more recently for Zorrotzaurre. The port has played a fundamental role in this transformation process, releasing land and relocating some of its operations along the waterfront. The new configuration of the port implies new challenges, like maintaining contact with the citizens now that they do not have as direct a connection with port activities as they used to.
The event took place on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October. It was the last stage of a cruise benchmarking process carried out by AIVP at the request of stakeholders in Le Havre.
The aim of the exercise was to support efforts to create conditions for sustainable development of the vibrant cruise activity in Le Havre by the period 2020-2025, and to make the area around the cruise ship docks a real asset contributing to the attractiveness of the City Port of Le Havre.
Interview with Jamie Cudden, Smart City Lead – Dublin City Council.
Officially launched in February 2018, Smart Docklands is the result of various initiatives launched in the past years. The programme concerns a district which currently home 500 businesses, 44,000 workers and 26,000 residents. The priorities for this smart district are the mobility, environment, buildings and infrastructures.
Could the innovative solutions currently being tested and/or implemented in Dublin be replicated by AIVP port cities members who are facing the same challenges? Let’s talk with Jamie Cudden, Smart City Lead – Dublin City Council.