Temps de veille de la friche urbaine et diversité des processus d’appropriation : La Belle de Mai (Marseille) et le Flon (Lausanne)

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This paper analyses the way in which, when urban wastelands are left unused, the initial relationships between the owner and the municipality become more complex. The opportunities offered by brownfield sites favour their appropriation by individuals or associations, with or without cultural goals. This process creates new forms of territorial regulation. Such change will be discussed through two case-studies : the “Flon” in Lausanne and the “Belle de Mai” in Marseilles, which share similarities in spite of their differences.


Translated title of the contributionUrban wastelands awaiting reuse and the diversity of appropriation processes: La Belle de Mai (Marseille) and Le Flon (Lausanne)
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)159-66
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006