INTRODUCTION

The Barcelona Process was launched in November 1995. It defines a framework of a cooperative project among Mediterranean rim countries, particularly in the fields of security, development and culture.

The Marseille-Euroméditerranée urban renewal and economic development project was initiated during this same time. As the largest urban renewal project in southern Europe, it commits to renovating a 480-hectare area in the heart of the City of Marseilles, between the commercial harbor, the Old Port and the TGV station.

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Euroméditerranée has been given the status of an “Operation of National Importance.” It was begun in 1995 by the French national government, the City of Marseille, the Marseille Provence Metropolitan Urban Community, the Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur Region and the General Council of the Bouches du Rhone. It is supported by the European Funds and managed by Guy Teissier, Mayor of the 9th and 10th districts, and Member of Parliament for the Bouches-du-Rhone.

As an economic, social and cultural development project, Euromediterranee is accelerating the process of making Marseille an attractive and influential city between Europe and the Mediterranean.

Euroméditerranée is building a new “city within the city,” respecting the principles of sustainable development and striking a balance of social equity, economic growth and environmental protection. Infrastructure and public spaces — as well as offices, homes, shops, hotels and cultural and recreational facilities — are under construction or renovation.

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The urban project

Area: 480 hectares

Housing: 18,000+ units

Offices and businesses: 1,000,000+ square meters

Stores: 200,000+ square meters

Public Facilities: 200,000+ square meters

Green spaces and public areas: 60 hectares

Jobs: 35,000+

Population: 38,000+

Investments: 7 Billion Euros

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