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Planning Olympic Legacies - Transport Dreams and Urban Realities (Paperback, New): Eva Kassens-Noor Planning Olympic Legacies - Transport Dreams and Urban Realities (Paperback, New)
Eva Kassens-Noor
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC's influence - and the city's foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it - that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro's urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee's fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have - or do not have - the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organizing future Games.

Mega-Events and Mega-Ambitions: South Korea's Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Mega-Events and Mega-Ambitions: South Korea's Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Yu-Min Joo, Yooil Bae, Eva Kassens-Noor
R1,401 Discovery Miles 14 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a holistic analysis of South Korea's strategic use of mega-events in its modern development. It examines the Summer Olympics (1988), the World Expo (1993), the FIFA World Cup (2002), and the Winter Olympics (2018) over the past 30 years of the country's rapid growth, and across varying stages of economic and political development. It explains how mega-events helped to secure South Korea's position on the international stage, boost nationalism, propel economic growth in export-oriented national companies, and build cities that accommodate - as well as represent - South Korea's progress. It thereby highlights the broader implications for today's global phenomenon of increasing reliance on mega-events as a catalyst for development, while the criticism that mega-events do more harm than good proliferates. The book is ideal for academics, policymakers, and those with an interest in mega-events and their role in the development of non-western countries.

Los Angeles and the Summer Olympic Games - Planning Legacies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Eva Kassens-Noor Los Angeles and the Summer Olympic Games - Planning Legacies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Eva Kassens-Noor
R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Out of stock

This open access book describes the three planning approaches and legacy impacts for the Olympic Games in one locale: the city of Los Angeles, USA. The author critically compares the similarities and differences of the LA Olympics by reviewing the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and by analyzing the concurrent planning process for the 2028 Olympics. The author unravels the conditions that make (or do not make) LA28's argument "we have staged the Games before, we can do it again" compelling. Setting the bid's promises into the contemporary local and global mega-event contexts, the author analyzes why LA won the bids, how those wins allowed LA to negotiate concessions with the IOC and NOC, and how legacies were planned, executed, and ultimately evolved. The author concludes with a prediction which 2028 legacy promises might and might not be fulfilled given the local and international Olympic contexts.

Planning Olympic Legacies - Transport Dreams and Urban Realities (Hardcover): Eva Kassens-Noor Planning Olympic Legacies - Transport Dreams and Urban Realities (Hardcover)
Eva Kassens-Noor
R3,275 Discovery Miles 32 750 Out of stock

When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC's influence - and the city's foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it - that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro's urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee's fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have - or do not have - the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organizing future Games.

Mega-Events and Mega-Ambitions: South Korea's Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017):... Mega-Events and Mega-Ambitions: South Korea's Rise and the Strategic Use of the Big Four Events (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Yu-Min Joo, Yooil Bae, Eva Kassens-Noor
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Out of stock

This book provides a holistic analysis of South Korea's strategic use of mega-events in its modern development. It examines the Summer Olympics (1988), the World Expo (1993), the FIFA World Cup (2002), and the Winter Olympics (2018) over the past 30 years of the country's rapid growth, and across varying stages of economic and political development. It explains how mega-events helped to secure South Korea's position on the international stage, boost nationalism, propel economic growth in export-oriented national companies, and build cities that accommodate - as well as represent - South Korea's progress. It thereby highlights the broader implications for today's global phenomenon of increasing reliance on mega-events as a catalyst for development, while the criticism that mega-events do more harm than good proliferates. The book is ideal for academics, policymakers, and those with an interest in mega-events and their role in the development of non-western countries.

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