Architectural transformations can valorise or marginalise entire districts and their residents. Expansion of Valencia‘s cargo port has effectively severed the neighbourhood Nazaret from the sea and shore on which it once bordered by means of a high wall. At the same time, the neighbourhood is isolated from the city by wastelands, railway routes and a motorway. Since the expansion of the port, Nazaret‘s popularity has decreased sharply: Without the Mediterranean, there is nothing glamorous about the area. Residents are marginalised, particularly immigrants and the socially disadvantaged – physically and even from society. A new bridge was built in order to link them to the city, at least via streetcar; however, the new route has yet to be opened. Apparently, Valencia‘s precarious economic post-crisis situation cannot accommodate urban and social permeability.