Between Discourse and Reality: The Un-Sustainability of Mega-Event Planning

@inproceedings{Gaffney2013BetweenDA,
  title={Between Discourse and Reality: The Un-Sustainability of Mega-Event Planning},
  author={Christopher Gaffney},
  year={2013}
}
The zero-sum nature of mega-event hosting encourages cities to escalate investment with an eye towards convincing event rights holders that a positive outcome will result. The discursive frameworks of “legacy” and “sustainability”, the global competition to attract events and the compressed event horizon make for mega-event preparation regimes that may seriously compromise long-term urban planning agendas in mega-event hosts. By examining the sustainable urban planning literature, the… CONTINUE READING
8
Twitter Mentions

Citations

Publications citing this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 51 REFERENCES

é alvo de dezenas de processos em que é acusado de posse ilegal na região da Barra (in Portuguese)

Brisolla, F. Pasquale Mauro
  • Available online: http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/pasquale-mauroalvo-de-dezenas-de-processos-em-que-acusado-de-posse-ilegal-na-regiao-da-barra-2720984 (accessed
  • 2013
VIEW 8 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Projeto de Lei Complementar 113/1012(in Portuguese)

Rio de Janeiro City Hall
  • City of Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro,
  • 2012
VIEW 12 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Rio escolhe empresa americana para construir campo de golfe olímpico (in Portuguese)

L. Gismondi
  • Available online: http://globoesporte.globo.com/olimpiadas/noticia/2012/03/sempretensao-de-popularizar-o-golfe-projeto-do-campo-olimpico-e-escolhido.html (accessed on
  • 2013
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

A critique of the standard model

Boff, L. Sustainable development
  • Available online: leonardoboff.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/sustainable-development-a-critique-of-the-standard-model/
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Billionaire superyachts cast a shadow over barcelona’s traditional barrios

G. Tremlett
  • Available online: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/21/billionaire-superyachts-barcelona-barrios. (accessed on
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Castles in the Sand

E. The
  • Available online: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21581764most-expensive-olympic-games-history-offer-rich-pickings-select-few-castles (accessed on
  • 2013
VIEW 3 EXCERPTS

Manifestantes fazem protesto contra campo de golfe na APA de Marapendi (in Portuguese)

C. Lima
  • Available online: http://www.jb.com.br/rio/noticias/2013/02/23/manifestantes-fazemprotesto-contra-campo-de-golfe-na-apa-de-marapendi/ (accessed
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Os Limites do Paradigmo Olímpico (in Portuguese)

N. Gusmão de Oliveira, C. Rio de Janeiro e Barcelona Gaffney
  • Available online: http://www.ub.edu/geocrit/b3w-895/b3w-895-17.htm
  • 2013
VIEW 1 EXCERPT