Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics
Author: Marcelo Neri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-07-03
ISBN: 1000079554
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics Book Excerpt:

This book evaluates the local impacts and legacies of the Olympics in Rio by comparing Rio2016 with other Olympic experiences and evaluating the ways in which the Games served the city. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place in a scenario of enormous economic challenges and persistent inequalities. In contrast to all previous Olympic experiences, Brazil faced its worst economic recession ever recorded during the preparation phase for the Games. In addition to the national crisis, falling oil prices and corruption scandals fuelled the State of Rio’s economic downfall. This book specifically assesses the relative social performance of Rio’s city population with respect to control groups; covers traditional aspects of the Games' legacy such as tourism, infrastructure and sports practice; includes ordinary day-by-day aspects of the city’s life, such as education, employment and housing; and scrutinizes critical areas such as urban mobility, gentrification and Guanabara Bay’s pollution. This thorough analysis offers readers further understanding on assessing the impacts and legacies of the Olympic experience. It will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, hospitality and events management.

Olympic Cities

Olympic Cities
Author: John R. Gold,Margaret M. Gold
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN: 1317565312
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olympic Cities Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its 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 comprisessystematic surveys of seven key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics: finance; place promotion; the creation of Olympic Villages; security; urban regeneration; tourism; and transport. The final part consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2020, with particular emphasis on the six Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics, with associated issues of accountability and legacy, 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 for a wide audience. This will include not just urban and sports historians, urban geographers, event managers and planners, but also anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events and concerned with building a better understanding of the relationship between cities, sport and culture.

Rio 2016

Rio 2016
Author: Andrew Zimbalist
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN: 0815732465
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rio 2016 Book Excerpt:

A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant celebrations in Brazil—and created enormous expectations for economic development and the advancement of Brazil as a major player on the world stage. Although the games were held without major incident, the economic, environmental, political, and social outcomes for Brazil ranged from disappointing to devastating. Corruption scandals trimmed the fat profits that many local real estate developers had envisioned, and the local government was driven into bankruptcy. At the other end of the economic spectrum, some 77,000 residents of Rio's poorest neighborhoods—the favelas—were evicted and forced to move, in many cases as far as 20 or 30 miles to the west. Hosting the games ultimately cost Brazil $20 billion, with little positive to show for the investment. Rio 2016 assembles the views of leading experts on Brazil and the Olympics into a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of the games on Brazil in general and on the lives of Cariocas, as Rio's residents are known. Edited by sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, the other contributors include Juliana Barbassa, Jules Boykoff, Jamil Chade, Stephen Essex, Renata Latuf, and Theresa Williamson.

Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City

Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City
Author: Pete Fussey,Jon Coaffee,Dick Hobbs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317058216
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City Book Excerpt:

Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence following the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Games and, most importantly, 9/11. Indeed, the quintupled cost of securing the first post-9/11 summer Games in Athens demonstrates the considerable scale and complexity currently implicated in these operations. Such costs are not only fiscal. The Games stimulate a tidal wave of redevelopment ushering in new gentrified urban settings and an associated investment that may or may not soak through to the incumbent community. Given the unusual step of developing London's Olympic Park in the heart of an existing urban milieu and the stated commitments to 'community development' and 'legacy', these constitute particularly acute issues for the 2012 Games. In addition to sealing the Olympic Park from perceived threats, 2012 security operations have also harnessed the administrative criminological staples of community safety and crime reduction to generate an ordered space in the surrounding areas. Of central importance here are the issues of citizenship, engagement and access in urban spaces redeveloped upon the themes of security and commerce. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book concludes by considering the key debates as to whether utopian visions of legacy can be sustained given the demands of providing a global securitized event of the magnitude of the modern Olympics.

Olympic Cities

Olympic Cities
Author: John R. Gold,Margaret M. Gold
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-06
ISBN: 1136893733
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olympic Cities Book Excerpt:

Building on the success of its predecessor, this substantially revised and enlarged new edition provides overviews of the four Olympic festivals (the Summer Games, Winter Games, Cultural Olympiads, and Paralympics); surveys of what is involved in staging the Olympics (finance, place promotion, security, urban regeneration, and tourism); and ten portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2016.

London 2012 and the Post Olympics City

London 2012 and the Post Olympics City
Author: Phil Cohen,Paul Watt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN: 1137489472
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

London 2012 and the Post Olympics City Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a body of new research which looks both backwards and forwards to consider how far the London 2012 Olympic legacy has been delivered and how far it has been a hollow promise. Cohen and Watt consider the lessons that can be learnt from the London experience and aptly apply them other host cities, specifically Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. The Olympics are often described as a ‘mega-event’ in a way that assumes the host cities have no other existence outside, before or beyond the contexts imposed by the Games themselves. In terms of regeneration, the London 2012 Olympics promised to trigger a mega-regeneration project that was different to what had come before. This time the mistakes of other large-scale projects like London Docklands and Canary Wharf would be put right: top-down planning would be replaced by civic participation, communication and ‘the local’. This edited collection questions how far the 2012 London legacy really is different. In so doing, it brings fresh evidence, original insights and new perspectives to bear on the post-Olympics debate. A detailed and well-researched study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban geography, sociology, urban planning, and sports studies.

European Port Cities and Urban Regeneration

European Port Cities and Urban Regeneration
Author: Enrico Tommarchi
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-07-29
ISBN: 1000623882
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Port Cities and Urban Regeneration Book Excerpt:

Culture- and event-led regeneration have been catalysts for the transformation of redundant urban port areas and for the reframing of the image of many port cities, which notably feature among mega-event bidding and host cities. However, there is little understanding of the impacts of these processes on port-city relationships, as well as of how port city cultures shape mega events and the related regeneration strategies. The book examines the underexplored mutual links between, on the one hand, urban and socio-economic regeneration driven by cultural and sporting mega events and, on the other hand, the spatial, political and symbolic ties between cities and their ports. By adopting a cross-national, comparative perspective, with in-depth case studies (Hull, Rotterdam, Genoa and Valencia) and examples from other port cities across the world where mega events were held, the book engages with issues such as the tension between port and cultural uses, reactions and opposition to mega events in port cities, clashing urban imaginaries drawing on port activity and culture, the role of port authorities and companies in the city’s cultural life, the spectacularisation and commodification of local maritime culture and heritage, processes of cultural demaritimisation and remaritimisation of port cities. The book is therefore a contribution towards the bridging of port city and mega-event studies, and it provides insights for port city policy makers and mega-event promoters, drawing from a range of international experiences. The book also shows how societal and political change in the current ‘ontologically-insecure’ times may undermine the very paradigm of culture- and event-led regeneration in the years to come.

Transforming Sport

Transforming Sport
Author: Thomas F. Carter,Daniel Burdsey,Mark Doidge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN: 135168437X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Sport Book Excerpt:

Sport sociology has a responsibility to engage critically with the accepted wisdom of those who govern and promote sport. This challenging collection of international research is a clear call for enacting the transformation of sport. The contributing authors argue that it is not enough to merely advocate for change. Rather, they insist that scholars need to take an active political stance when conducting research with the explicit purpose of attempting to transform the practices, structures, and the ways in which knowledge is produced about sport. By exposing and challenging the power relations which perpetuate discrimination and inequality within sport, it becomes possible to catalyse wider societal changes. Drawing on a diversity of topics including sport for development and peace, transnational feminism, disability sport, refugees and football activism, FIFA, the Olympics, sports journalism and digital sports media, this book makes a case for sport sociology as an agent of positive change in the hierarchies and institutional structures of contemporary sport. Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures provides valuable insights for all students and scholars interested in the sociology of sport and its transformative potential.

SMH 2016

SMH 2016
Author: Lucas Faulhaber,Lena Azevedo
Publsiher: MV Serviços e Editora LTDA - Mórula Editorial
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 8565679381
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SMH 2016 Book Excerpt:

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been an "Olympic champion" in housing prices over the past decade . The intense process of real estate appreciation in the city in recent years has primarily been sustained by the construction work associated with the urban reforms currently underway, and the expectations related to a cluster of events, particularly the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016. Research and surveys about urban trends in Rio de Janeiro reflect some particularities about the process of capitalist production of space, and how a market-oriented outlook has been reemphasised in the city, mainly during the current municipal administration (beginning in 2009), at the expense of its citizens' rights. In this process, the residents who lose their houses as a result of the appreciation process do not enjoy the benefits that it brings about. On the contrary, they are marginalised in the reorganisation of how the urban space is occupied and appropriated. This book intends to establish connections between urbanisation activities, political projects and processes of intervention in the urban territory. Our aim is to set out the possible relationships between expropriations, removals, new housing developments, security policies, large-scale projects for the provision of public, sporting and urban mobility facilities, along with a process of producing and adding value to land based on the exclusion and elimination of a portion of the population from these localities. In other words, we will investigate the role of the state and other social and economic actors in constructing these new ventures in Rio de Janeiro.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Author: Vassil Girginov
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415671949
Category: SPORTS & RECREATION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Book Excerpt:

"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Author: José L. S. Gámez,Zhongjie Lin,Jeffrey S. Nesbit
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN: 0429670397
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rio de Janeiro Book Excerpt:

Using Rio de Janeiro as the case study city, this book highlights and examines issues surrounding the development of mega-cities in Latin America and beyond. Complex dynamics of urbanization such as mega-event-driven development, infrastructure investment, and informal urban expansion are intertwined with changing climatic conditions that demand new approaches to sustainable urbanism. The urban conditions facing 21st century cities such as Rio emphasize the need to revisit urban forms, reintegrate infrastructure, and re-evaluate practices. With contributions from 15 scholars from several countries exploring urbanism, urbanization, and climate change, this book provides insights into the contextual and environmental issues shaping Rio in the age of globalization. Each of the book’s three sections addresses an interdisciplinary range of topics impacting urbanism in Latin America, which will be accessible to researchers and professionals interested in urbanization, urban design, sustainability, planning, and architecture.

Understanding the Olympics

Understanding the Olympics
Author: John Horne,Garry Whannel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1317495195
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Olympics Book Excerpt:

The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Now in a fully revised and updated new edition that places Rio 2016 in the foreground, Understanding the Olympics answers all these questions by exploring the social, cultural, political, historical and economic context of the Games. This book presents the latest research on the Olympics, including new material on legacy, sustainability and corruption, and introduces the reader to all of the key themes of contemporary Olympic Studies including: the history of the Olympics Olympic politics access and equity the Olympics and the media festival and spectacle the Olympic economy urban development Olympic futures. The most up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the Olympic Games, this book contains a full Olympic history timeline as well as illustrations, information boxes and ‘Olympic Stories’ in every chapter. Understanding the Olympics is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympics or the wider relationship between sport and society.

Guinness World Records 2016

Guinness World Records 2016
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 1910561037
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2016 Book Excerpt:

The world’s best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you… As well as all your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you’ll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their GWR debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates – and that’s just for starters! So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 – the global authority on record-breaking.

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

Mega event Cities  Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events
Author: Valerie Viehoff,Gavin Poynter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 1317097963
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events Book Excerpt:

Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) concerns about ’gigantism’ and wider public concerns about rising costs, it was imperative in the C21st to demonstrate the long term benefits that arose for the city and nations from hosting premier sporting events. ’London 2012’ was the first to integrate the concept of legacy from the moment a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games was being considered. London proposed an ambitious programme of urban renewal for East London. Subsequent host city bids have adopted the ’legacy narrative’ and, as this book demonstrates, aligned this to major schemes of urban development and renewal. Bringing together scholars, practitioners and policy makers, this book focuses upon the legacies sought by cities that host major sports events. It analyses how governments, the IOC and others define and measure ’legacy’. It also focuses upon the challenges and opportunities facing future host cities of mega-events, looking at their aspirations and the intended impact upon their domestic and international development. It questions what the global shift in geographical location of mega-events means for sports development and the business of sport, what the attractions are for cities seeking to harness the hosting of a mega-event, and whether there may be longer term consequences for the bidding and hosting major sporting events in the wake of the widespread social unrest that accompanied the preparations in Brazil for hosting the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the summer Olympics (2016) and in Turkey, where there was significant opposition to bid for the 2020 summer Olympiad.

Mega Events Urban Transformations and Social Citizenship

Mega Events  Urban Transformations and Social Citizenship
Author: Naomi C. Hanakata,Filippo Bignami,Niccolò Cuppini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 1000599574
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega Events Urban Transformations and Social Citizenship Book Excerpt:

This book provides theoretical and empirical perspectives on the urban impact of mega-events globally. It takes mega-events as an instance to analyse urban transformations and their effects on citizenship. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book presents innovative and multidimensional analyses of mega-events with an international selection of case studies. The work provides a grounded theorisation of mega-events in the first part and scrutinizes its practices and processes in the second. Each chapter explores mega-events as crucial drivers and accelerators of urban and citizenship transformations. Rather than just focusing on a staged momentum, this book takes stock of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ that these events imply for the urban condition. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in urban studies, human geography, economics, architecture, planning, sociology, political science. It will also appeal to professionals and policy makers engaged in the planning, hosting and management of mega-events.

Managing Events Festivals and the Visitor Economy

Managing Events  Festivals and the Visitor Economy
Author: Michael B. Duignan
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1789242843
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Events Festivals and the Visitor Economy Book Excerpt:

This edited text, intended to support a research-informed approach to learning and teaching, presents an array of concepts, collaborations and in-depth cases related to managing events, festivals and the visitor economy. Authors offer an array of philosophical, political, cultural, and ethical perspectives on how to achieve this across a range of contexts, from Cambodia, China, Egypt to the British cathedral city of Lincoln. Though recognising individual difference, each chapter unites in their common pursuit of supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). This is significant as utilising the UNSDGs as a normative organising framework for how we all think about, plan, and manage a 'good' visitor economy is increasingly ubiquitous. It is with this in mind that each chapter provides explicit links to the UNSDGs and policy and/or practical implications, along with a series of critical self-assessment questions to reflect on the chapter's key arguments. This collection aims to satiate what appears to be an increasing appetite of readers and students alike who seek exposure to rigorous debate in and out of the classroom.

Contesting the Olympics in American Cities

Contesting the Olympics in American Cities
Author: Greg Andranovich,Matthew J. Burbank
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2021-09-25
ISBN: 9811650942
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting the Olympics in American Cities Book Excerpt:

This book examines the changing nature of opposition to bidding for and hosting the Olympic Games in contemporary American cities. It explores and critiques the process by which cities bid for the Olympics in the current context of the International Olympic Committee’s changing bid requirements and from the social justice perspectives of Olympics opponents. Using detailed case studies of the Olympic bids in Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles, it shows how opposition to bidding for and hosting the Olympics has changed dramatically in American cities.

Planning Olympic Legacies

Planning Olympic Legacies
Author: Eva Kassens-Noor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 1136315470
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Olympic Legacies Book Excerpt:

When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC’s influence – and the city’s foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it – that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro’s urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee’s fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have – or do not have – the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organizing future Games.

Olympics in Conflict

Olympics in Conflict
Author: Lu Zhouxiang,Fan Hong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 1351181475
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olympics in Conflict Book Excerpt:

In the second half of the twentieth century, the Olympics played an important role in the politics of the Cold War and was part of the conflicts between the Capitalist Block, the Socialist Block and Third World countries. The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO) is one of the best examples of the politicization of sport and the Olympics in the Cold War era. From the 1980s onward, the Olympics has facilitated communication and cooperation between nations in the post–Cold War era and contributed to the formation of a new world order. In August 2016, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad were held in Rio de Janeiro, making Brazil the first South American country to host the Summer Olympics. This was widely regarded as a new landmark event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. From the GANEFO to Rio, the Olympic Games have witnessed the shifting balance in international politics and world economy. This book aims at understanding the transformation of the Olympics over the past decades and tries to explain how the Olympic movement played its part in world politics, the world economy and international relations against the background of the rise of developing countries. The chapters in this book were published as a special issue in The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Order and Conflict in Public Space

Order and Conflict in Public Space
Author: Mattias De Backer,Lucas Melgaço,Georgiana Varna,Francesca Menichelli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1317395522
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Order and Conflict in Public Space Book Excerpt:

Which public and whose space? The understanding of public space as an arena where individuals can claim full use and access hides a reality of constant negotiation, conflict and surveillance. This collection uses case studies concerning the management, use, and transgression of public space to invite reflection on the way in which everyday social interaction is framed and shaped by the physical environment and vice versa. International experts from fields including geography, criminology, sociology and urban studies come together to debate the concepts of order and conflict in public space. This book is divided into two parts: spaces of control, and spaces of transgression. Section I focuses on formal and informal surveillance and the politics of control, using case studies to compare strategies in spaces including Olympic cities, luxury skyscrapers, residential neighbourhoods and shopping malls. Section II focuses on transgressive or deviant behaviour in public spaces, with case studies examining behaviour in nightlife districts, governance of homelessness, boy-racer culture and abortion protests. The epilogue concludes the book with an exploration of possible future avenues for research on public space, and a critical appraisal of the concept of public space itself. This interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in the areas of criminology, sociology, surveillance studies, human and social geography, and urban studies and planning.