KORNBLUM William

Professor of Sociology, Chair Center for Urban Research, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Period of residence: 
15 septembre 2014 - 13 février 2015 / Accueilli en partenariat avec le Conseil général des Bouches du Rhône (CG13)
Research project: 
The social fabric of the seacoast: cities and their changing ports
Summary of the research project: 

Marseilles has witnessed many of the transformations that are shaping the coast of the United States, but Marseilles is thriving where many of the older industrial seaports on the U.S. East Coast, have yet to find their new relationships to the shoreline. This is especially true since the great storm of 2012 inundated many of the coastal communities of metropolitan New York City. I wish to spend a 5 month research sejour in Marseilles looking at the ports of my own coast, but through a lens of experience gained in Marseilles, an ancient yet modern port on another sea.

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