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.
About the Author:
Naomi C. Hanakata is Assistant Professor for Urban Planning at the National University of Singapore and co-founder of a research and planning practice in Singapore.
Filippo Bignami is senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Department of Economics, Health and Social Sciences - LUCI (Labour, Urbanscape and CItizenship) research area.
Niccolò Cuppini is lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) - LUCI (Labour, Urbanscape and CItizenship) research area.