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Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space

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This book evaluates why cities choose to bid for the Olympics, why Olympic bids fail, and whether cities can benefit from failed b... Lire la suite
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Description

This book evaluates why cities choose to bid for the Olympics, why Olympic bids fail, and whether cities can benefit from failed bids. Attention is shifted away from host cities (or winners), to consider the impact of the bidding process on urban development in losing cities. Oliver and Lauermann show that bidding is often a politically strategic exercise, as planning ideas are recycled from one bid project to the next. As Olympic bids become more deeply embedded in urban development and bid teams engage in legacy planning, Oliver and Lauermann demonstrate that bid failure is rarely definitive and is often a desirable result. This volume adds a new and innovative perspective to Olympic Studies and mega-events more broadly, with appeal to a variety of other disciplines including geography, urban planning, spatial politics and sport and civic policy.

Auteur
Robert Oliver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech, USA. His research examines the intersections of public space, symbolism, and entrepreneurial urbanism, with a particular emphasis on how various claims to urban space are rendered visible during mega-event planning and hosting processes. John Lauermann is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Medgar Evers College in the City University of New York, USA. His research examines urban political economy, mega-events and mega-projects, and urban sustainability.

Contenu
Chapter 1. Why Bid? The Logic of Pursuing Sports Mega-Events.- Chapter 2. Bidding and Urban Development.- Chapter 3. Policy Mobilities and the Bid.- Chapter 4. Planning Across Bids.- Chapter 5. Post-bid Legacies?.- Chapter 6. Post-bid Rescaling.- Chapter 7. Anti-bid Politics.- Chapter 8. Conclusion: Rethinking the Horizons of Failed Bids.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781349955831
ISBN: 978-1-349-95583-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 156
Poids: 227g
Taille: H210mm x B210mm x T148mm
Année: 2018
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017