The “Euro-Mediterranean” City: Transnational Difference and Belonging on the Marseille Waterfront

By Philip Cartelli


The J4 Esplanade, a former commercial shipping pier, is now located at the center of Marseille’s urban redevelopment, cultural revitalization and economic transformation projects. These projects leverage the concepts of Mediterranean and European identity for strategic purposes. The author explores the experiences of former J4 users, describing and confirming the limits of the terminologies employed on and around this space in recent years.
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