November 23, 2011
Olympic Villages: Urban Renewal or Costly Mistake?
Univ. of Alberta, University of Alberta
The Olympic Games are big business and generate substantial amounts of revenue for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through lucrative television contracts and corporate sponsorship. The Games are now also widely perceived as important promotional opportunities for cities seeking to reinforce their claims as ‘world class’ destinations for tourists and capital in the global economy.
TAGGED: urban planning, Olympics