The urban legacy of the Olympic Games

This research explores two themes in relation to the hosting of the Olympic Games: (1) to what extent is there a lasting urban legacy and (2) what impact does the Olympics have on the ‘normal’ decision-making process?

The research is comparative, exploring Summer Olympiads over the last twenty or so years with a particular focus on London 2012. It will be set within a conceptual framework that encompasses the changes in urban policy in an environment of competition between cities and the role of major events and mega-projects.

Staff member: Andrew Thornley

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