In recent years the waterfront in Marseilles has been rediscovered as a place with enormous potential and various urban transformation plans have been initiated with the goal of making the port system more competitive, and regenerating abandoned or under-utilized areas, in particular the Vieux Port and La Joliette, so that they may once more be used by the public, to improve the quality of urban life by building new infrastructures, public spaces, green spaces, office buildings, residential areas, shopping centres and services for residents and tourists. Starting in 1992, the ancient Docks have been renovated for new uses, launching an ambitious project developed by a publicly-owned company, the Établissement Public d’Aménagement Euroméditerranée (EPAEM). Begun in 1995 Euroméditerrannée is considered to be the largest urban regeneration project in France, over an area of 480 hectares designed with the intent to preserve and enhance Marseille’s maritime identity, by bringing together the city and the port, as well as the historic city centre and the new suburbs. If on the one hand the goal of the project is the same as that of most projects undertaken in recent years on port waterfronts – to reshape the urban structure and regenerate the historic city centre, which should become dynamic by including maritime activities, and including both modern cutting-edge construction and the restoration of historic buildings – on the other hand Marseilles intends to reclaim its position as one of the leading cities in Europe (European Capital of Culture in 2013) and internationally as one of the great metropolises of Southern Europe and of the Mediterranean.

Marsiglia, da città portuale a metropoli europea

GIOVINAZZI, ORIANA
2012

Abstract

In recent years the waterfront in Marseilles has been rediscovered as a place with enormous potential and various urban transformation plans have been initiated with the goal of making the port system more competitive, and regenerating abandoned or under-utilized areas, in particular the Vieux Port and La Joliette, so that they may once more be used by the public, to improve the quality of urban life by building new infrastructures, public spaces, green spaces, office buildings, residential areas, shopping centres and services for residents and tourists. Starting in 1992, the ancient Docks have been renovated for new uses, launching an ambitious project developed by a publicly-owned company, the Établissement Public d’Aménagement Euroméditerranée (EPAEM). Begun in 1995 Euroméditerrannée is considered to be the largest urban regeneration project in France, over an area of 480 hectares designed with the intent to preserve and enhance Marseille’s maritime identity, by bringing together the city and the port, as well as the historic city centre and the new suburbs. If on the one hand the goal of the project is the same as that of most projects undertaken in recent years on port waterfronts – to reshape the urban structure and regenerate the historic city centre, which should become dynamic by including maritime activities, and including both modern cutting-edge construction and the restoration of historic buildings – on the other hand Marseilles intends to reclaim its position as one of the leading cities in Europe (European Capital of Culture in 2013) and internationally as one of the great metropolises of Southern Europe and of the Mediterranean.
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