Edited Book

Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of London



MacRury I & Poynter G (eds.) (2009) Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of London. Design and the Built Environment. London: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. https://www.routledge.com/Olympic-Cities-2012-and-the-Remaking-of-London/MacRury-Poynter/p/book/9781138275492

Drawing upon historical, cultural, economic and socio-demographic perspectives, this book examines the role of a sporting mega-event in promoting urban regeneration and social renewal. Comparing cities that have or will be hosting the event, it explores the political economy of the games and the changing role of the state in creating post-industrial metropolitan spaces. It evaluates the changing perceptions of the Olympic Games and the role of sport in the global media age in general and assesses the implication of 'mega-event' regeneration policies for local communities and their cultural, social and economic identities, with specific reference to east London and the Thames Gateway.

EditorProfessor Iain MacRury
Title of seriesDesign and the Built Environment
Publication date31/12/2009
Publication date online06/10/2009
PublisherAshgate Publishing, Ltd
Publisher URLhttps://www.routledge.com/…ok/9781138275492
Place of publicationLondon

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Professor Iain MacRury

Professor Iain MacRury

Professor in Comms., Media and Culture, Communications, Media and Culture