Rocha C & Cao G (2022) Impacts of Urban Regeneration on Small Business in Preparation to Host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Sport in Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2022.2088357
The purpose of this study was to analyse the impacts of the urban regeneration on small businesses in preparation to host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and the reactions of owners of such businesses toward the changes. This research focused on the effects of urban regeneration on small business located in the Olympic Green cluster of Beijing 2022, which has been the one with major changes. Owners of small businesses were interviewed two years before the Games. Whilst owners revealed that they have not taken part in the process of planning the urban regeneration, they have been willing to sacrifice their profits as a sign of patriotism. Meanwhile, they expressed their frustration with their no-right-to-the-city. The study applies the right-to-the-city theoretical framework to sport mega-event-led urban regeneration. The application of the theoretical framework transcends the case of Beijing 2022.
Gentrification; social impacts; sport mega-event; right to the city
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online
Sport in Society
|Publication date online||30/06/2022|
|Date accepted by journal||03/06/2022|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|