Cities of the future: what will Marseille in 2050?

The port of Marseille, which extends to the Northern suburbs. — ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP

  • Marseille has accumulated a certain delay as it tries to catch up in recent years.
  • Soft ” modes of transport will be encouraged : bicycle and pedestrian. Car-sharing and carpooling will also be developed.
  • The transformation of Marseille will go through a re-centralization of the ancient hearts of the villagers to re-create the dynamism.
  • The architectural identity will be preserved by including natural elements.

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A city more friendly to active transportation. This is one of the central issues of the next few years. “It is necessary to imagine a city where the soft movements will be more active, especially with cycling and a more important place for pedestrians “, project Christine Dugontier. To avoid the use of individual cars, public transport will still need to develop. “The issue of sharing is central, it is necessary to develop the use of carpooling, car-sharing “, adds Christian Brunner, director general of the urban planning Agency of the agglomeration of marseille (Agam).

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Re-create a centrality in the ancient hearts of the villagers. “It is often said that Marseille is a sum of small villages so that it no longer corresponds to the reality. There is an important spatial and social segregation “, explains Christine Dugontier. To remedy this, it will have a greater continuity in the connections between the North and the South. “It is necessary to restore dynamism to these ancient centres of villagers for no more than the Old Port where all the attention “, she says. This is all the more important that Marseilles is very extensive.

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Maintain an architectural identity by incorporating natural elements. Marseille would be the victim of amnesia, a lot of nice buildings have disappeared, some streams will no longer be. A heresy for Christine Dugontier : “We need to take account of the genius of the place, the future of Marseille, this is not only the new constructions. “For Christian Brunner, it is essential to bring the elements of nature in the city :” Create green spaces rather than garages, and the install of the squares of the interiors in the buildings, vegetate roofs and green balconies. “This is all in the purpose of décarboner and soothe the Marseille of the future.

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Marseille 2050, city learning and city social. The school is the spearhead for creating citizens and therefore stakeholders in the city and their lives. “Provide knowledge and fight against academic failure are two lines of work fundamental. It is necessary to offer a permanent training “, Christian Brunner. Faculties will still emerge, as well as poles of excellence, such as engineering schools, too little present in the area currently. To educate also for more solidarity. “Regardless of the level of education, there will always be people who drop out of school. The goal is to create a peer support mechanism to the scale of the districts “,-he hoped. The transformation of Marseille will go through the mutation neighborhoods. Of all its neighborhoods.

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