Multi-Scalar Metropolisation. Challenges and Opportunities of Plural Urban Reconversion Processes in the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence Authors Boris Grésillon Marlène de Saussure DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.44 Keywords: Metropolisation, Marseille, Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, Scale Abstract Marseille is broadly considered a postindustrial city in crisis, which has failed to achieve a functional reconversion and a change of narrative in the age of globalization. Over the last two decades, however, processes of regionalized and integrated metropolisation have had an impact on the city’s urban renaissance prospects. This paper identifies three central projects, which symbolically represent and concretely articulate different axes of Marseille’s metropolisation processes: Euroméditerranée (1995-*); The European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013; and the institutional creation of the Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence. This paper proposes to approach metropolisation as a multi-dimensional phenomenon. Drawing on the three aforementioned cases, we analyze the different territorial-spatial scales affected, as well as the various geographic scales of governance stakeholders involved. Reflecting on their scopes of impact respectively, the aim of the study is to investigate the challenges and opportunities of multi-scalar metropolisation for Aix-Marseille-Provence, and to discuss to what extent this conflictual plurality might (not) be promising for a consensual metropolitan integration in the future. Downloads PDF HTML Published 2021-04-22 How to Cite Grésillon, B., & de Saussure, M. (2021). Multi-Scalar Metropolisation. Challenges and Opportunities of Plural Urban Reconversion Processes in the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.44 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online first Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Boris Grésillon, Marlène de Saussure This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.