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Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of London (Design and the Built Environment)

Iain MacRury

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ISBN 10: 0754671003 / ISBN 13: 9780754671008
Published by Routledge, 2009
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Title: Olympic Cities: 2012 and the Remaking of ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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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.

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Professor Gavin Poynter and Dr Iain MacRury are both in the School of Social Sciences and Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK

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