Securing And Sustaining The Olympic City

Author by : Pete Fussey
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Description : 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.


London 2012 And The Post Olympics City

Author by : Phil Cohen
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Description : 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.


Securing Mega Events

Author by : Chad Whelan
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Description : Mega-events such as the Olympic Games, World Cup finals and international political summits are occasions of almost unparalleled economic, political and social significance for host nations and cities. The scale and scope of mega-event security has continued to grow enormously since 11 September 2001, consistently involving the largest policing and security operations for event hosts outside of wartime. This book is the first to focus exclusively on the organisational dynamics underpinning the design and delivery of mega-event security. Using the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia in November 2014 as a case study, in conjunction with comparisons with events such as the Toronto 2010 G20, the authors engage in a comprehensive assessment of the networks, strategies and tensions involved in mega-event security. By drawing on the insightful experiences of those responsible for securing the Brisbane 2014 G20, the authors look behind-the-scenes to capture the complexity of mega-event security. The authors argue that such an approach is essential to better appreciate how different conceptions of security, ways of thinking and acting, impact a range of security ideals and outcomes.


The Making Of A World City

Author by : Greg Clark
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : After two decades of evolution and transformation, London hadbecome one of the most open and cosmopolitan cities in the world.The success of the 2012 Olympics set a high water-mark in thevisible success of the city, while its influence and soft powerincreased in the global systems of trade, capital, culture,knowledge, and communications. The Making of a World City: London 1991 - 2021 sets out in cleardetail both the catalysts that have enabled London to succeed andalso the qualities and underlying values that are at play:London’s openness and self-confidence, its inventiveness,influence, and its entrepreneurial zeal. London’s organic,unplanned, incremental character, without a ruling design code orguiding master plan, proves to be more flexible than any plannedcity can be. Cities are high on national and regional agendas as we all tryto understand the impact of global urbanisation and there-urbanisation of the developed world. If we can explainLondon’s successes and her remaining challenges, we canunlock a better understanding of how cities succeed.


Going For Gold

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
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Publisher by : The Stationery Office
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Description : Going for Gold : Transport for London's 2012 Olympic Games, third report of session 2005-06, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence


Town Country Planning

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Sustain And Develop

Author by : Jonathan D. Solomon
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Publisher by : Princeton Architectural Press
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Description : Sustain and Develop, the thirteenth volume from 306090 Books, investigates the contradictory yet potentially productive tension between our drive to develop and our growing realization that unregulated growth is eroding the natural ecology in which we live. Sustain and Develop asks if it still possible to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet needs of their own. How can developingcountries undergoing rapid urbanization processes be brought actively into the debate? How can developed countries, with their own postindustrial landscapes and shrinking populations, adapt to a redefined global economy? Sustain and Develop provides a forum to investigate the tangle of interwoven issues and relationships that hold potential answers to these questions.


Geographical

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International Journal

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Cities In A Globalizing World

Author by : Un-Habitat
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Description : 'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.


The World Today

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Confrontation And Compromise

Author by : Jason D. Mycoff
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : "Classroom tested in the authors' teaching of courses on Congress and the presidency, the case studies in Confrontation and Compromise offer students an engaging and informative look at the critical role that leadership plays in achieving legislative success."--BOOK JACKET.


Food Arts

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America S First Olympics

Author by : George R. Matthews
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Publisher by : University of Missouri
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Description : "Explores the history of the 1904 Olympics, held in St. Louis, Missouri, which featured first-time African American Olympians, a controversial marathon, and documentation by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. Examines the controversy surrounding the transfer of the games from Chicago to St. Louis"--Provided by publisher.


Bidding For Glory

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The Lancet

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The Chautauquan

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U S Korean Security Relations

Author by : Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies. Conference
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The Pacific Unitarian

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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author by : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Description : Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.


Proceedings Of The Annual Meeting

Author by : American Society for Engineering Education
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Proceedings

Author by : American Society for Engineering Education. Conference
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Parliamentary Debates House Of Lords

Author by : Stationery Office (U. k.)
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City Games

Author by : Steven A. Riess
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The Works Of The British Poets

Author by : Robert Anderson
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