Phase 2 of the Euroméditerranée project in Marseilles (France): moving towards a resilient city

 Climate change 

Euroméditerranée has signed a framework agreement with the firm Leclercq Associés, partnered with Setec, to act as urban planning and design consultants for specific districts concerned by this vast development project. They will look closely at strategy on housing and public spaces. The wider aim is to design what could be the sustainable Mediterranean city, one capable of meeting the challenges posed by climate change. AIVP members will no doubt want to keep a close eye on the process and the resulting solutions.
(Euroméditerranée and Setec International are both AIVP members).

Le Moniteur ; Euroméditerranée

A creative district at Liverpool Docks (UK)

 Port city interface 

The old warehouse district of Ten Streets, in the north of Liverpool, are set for a new lease of life with artists’ workshops and new spaces for cultural businesses. Already a number of events have been held there, and one of the warehouses is now home to a market dedicated to art, fashion and furnishings. Two other redevelopments are planned at either side of the creative district, in the Liverpool Docklands: the Liverpool Waters programme, and 550 residential units to be built in Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse.

Liverpool Echo

Saint-Nazaire (France) gains “City of Art and History” status

 Governance 

Officially awarded by the French Ministry of Culture, the status recognises the proactive policy aimed at regenerating and showcasing the industrial, port, maritime and natural heritage of a port city that was devastated by the Second World War. The policy also forms a key plank of the City Port project, which includes measures to redevelop the submarine base for new uses. Local residents and associations have been included in the process, notably through the creation of a Heritage Council. With this major project, the city and its various stakeholders are forging a new identity.

Saint-Nazaire ; Hitwest (+ podcast)