Every Humanities eBook is 40% off! Stock up today >>

Mega Event Planning

Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space

Lasting Legacies?

Authors: Oliver, Robert, Lauermann, John

  • Discusses the often overlooked effects on cities that lose Olympic bids
  • Adds an innovative perspective to the growing debate on mega-events and their significance locally and globally
  • Engages with the reasons and processes behind Olympic bidding
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59823-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59822-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Why Bid? The Logic of Pursuing Sports Mega-Events

    Oliver, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Bidding and Urban Development

    Oliver, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Policy Mobilities and the Bid

    Oliver, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Planning Across Bids

    Oliver, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Post-bid Legacies?

    Oliver, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59823-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59822-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space
Book Subtitle
Lasting Legacies?
Authors
Series Title
Mega Event Planning
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59823-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59823-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59822-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics