Общие сведения Подробнее
Olympic Cities. City Agendas, Planning and the World's Games, 1896-2016.

Olympic Cities. City Agendas, Planning and the World's Games, 1896-2016.

Вид издания: Книга
Страна: Великобритания
Язык:  en
Редактор: Под ред. John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold
Издательство: Routledge
Количество страниц: 444
Год издания: 2011
Аннотация
The first edition of Olympic Cities provided the first full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events since 1896.This substantially revised and enlarged edition builds on the success of its predecessor. Three years on, its coverage takes account of important new scholarship as well as adding reflections on the experience of staging Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010, the state of preparations for London 2012, and the plans for the Games scheduled for Sochi in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.
The first of the book's three parts provides overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic festivals: the Summer Games; Winter Games; Cultural Olympiads; and the Paralympics.The second part comprises systematic surveys of five key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics: finance; place promotion; security; urban regeneration; and tourism. The final part consists often chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2016, with particular emphasis on the first four Summer Olympic games of the twenty-first century. An Afterword stresses the role and strengthening of the Olympic brand.
As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics continues unabated, this book's incisive and timely assessment of the Games' development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading not only for urban and sports historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the relationship between cities and culture, but for anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events.
John R. Gold is Professor of Urban Historical Geography at Oxford Brookes University.
Margaret M.Gold is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Heritage Management and an Associate of the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University.
Olympic Cities. City Agendas, Planning and the World's Games, 1896-2016.

Olympic Cities. City Agendas, Planning and the World's Games, 1896-2016.

Код: 2011/OL