Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space: Lasting Legacies? (Mega Event Planning) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781137598226
ISBN-10: 1137598220
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2017
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: Mega Event Planning