The architects and town planners Elizabeth and Christian de Portzamparc, and the negotiator of the Paris agreement on climate Laurence Tubiana presented the April 20, the final report of the Plan Coastal 21 dedicated to the future of la Grande Motte (Hérault). An outline had been sketched on the 10th of march last.
Officially launched in the month of July 2016 by Carole Delga, the Plan Shoreline 21 is now in operation. On the occasion of an extraordinary session of the Parliament of the Sea dedicated to the Plan Coastline 21, held on 20 April 2017, at la Grande-Motte (Hérault), architects and town planners Elizabeth and Christian de Portzamparc, and the negotiator of the Paris agreement on climate Laurence Tubiana presented the April 20, the final report of the Plan’s Coastline.
Objective : to build the maritime future of the region of Occitania, in a way that reconciles economic growth and preservation of the environment. Officially launched in the month of July 2016 by Carole Delga, the Plan Shoreline 21 is now in operation.
Urbanization in archipelagos
In the report, Christian de Portzamparc has called “an urban development in archipelagos”, which optimizes the alternating current between sets of natural and dense cities, avoiding the phenomenon of urban sprawl, and developing new operating logic with the back-country. It proposes the creation of a Parliament of planners within the Parliament of the Sea in order to frame the urban. In turn, Elizabeth de Portzamparc proposes to classify to the Unesco intangible heritage of Occitania.
What are the projects selected ?
The Parliament of the sea has retained the concept of “City and Port” in La Grande Motte, the creation of an Economic Zone Nautical (ZEN) in Mauguio, the development of the heart of the tourist resort of Cap d’agde, the construction of a new tourist facility (aquarium and shopping area) on the Port of Canet-en-Roussillon, the passenger Terminal of the port of Sète-Frontignan, the expansion of the port of Port-La-Nouvelle, the layout of the lido de Frontignan, the redevelopment of the station and the port Barberousse in Gruissan, or finally the development of the lighthouse of the Espiguette le Grau-du-Roi. The first grants will be disbursed by the end of 2017 has assured Carole Delga, president of the region of Occitania.
As a reminder, a framework agreement had been signed on march 10, in the presence of Prime minister between the State, the Region and Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), sanctuarisant a billion euros of funding for the next three years (of which 300 million euros for the Region of Occitania).