Designed as an aid to decisionmaking, the AIVP Guide of Good Practices is now available via a dedicated online platform.

It currently contains 116 examples of good practices, with more to be added regularly. The guide is an invaluable tool for identifying practices that can be transposed to your own Port City and implementing the AIVP 2030 Agenda, to ensure that your Port City contributes actively to the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.


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Problemes and challenges facing us all…: to address each of these challenges the AIVP presents recommendations and their implementation in port cities around the world.

“Plan the City with the Port”? Not just a shared ambition for all AIVP members, but also a set of common challenges that each of us faces, as we look to make that ambition a reality. Spatial organisation of the City and Port, environmental integration, economic strategies, governance… the issues to be covered are vast.

Drawing on its daily monitoring of international news on City Port projects, AIVP has identified 13 challenges: What to do about the lack of available space? How to preserve biodiversity? How to attract residents and businesses? How to steer city/port projects? These are just a few of the challenges. Our Guide of Good Practices will help you find solutions, to all of them, with 46 recommendations each illustrated with examples of actions and projects from port cities around the world.

For example to face the challenge of “What to do about the lack of available space?”
the AIVP recommends:

  • Redevelop the port within its existing boundaries;
  • Share the use of the water and waterfront between urban and port functions;
  • Mix urban and port functions;
  • Move the city to the water;
  • Remain flexible, and avoid freezing land uses.

For this last recommendation «Remain flexible, and avoid freezing land uses», the examples of Copenhague, Seville, or Amsterdam are described.

Copenhagen (Denmark)
Copenhagen, a beautiful city that is in some ways the victim of its own success, is facing a shortage of available residential space, particularly for students. […]





Seville (Spain)
Seville has bet on complete flexibility for its new cruise terminal. Designed by Hombre de Piedra and Buró4, this terminal located in Las Delicias is based on reusing cargo containers. […]





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