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Gemma Galdon Clavell ;urbe. Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana 2011, 3 2

Autor: Pete Fussey

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Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana ISSN: 2175-3369 urbe@pucpr.br Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Brasil Fussey, Pete; Galdon Clavell, Gemma Introduction: towards new frontiers in the study of mega-events and the city urbe.
Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana, vol.
3, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2011, pp.
149-155 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Paraná, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=193121369002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Introduction: towards new frontiers in the study of mega-events and the city Pete Fussey[a], Gemma Galdon Clavell[b] [a] [b] Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Essex - United Kingdom, e-mail: pfussey@essex.ac.uk Security Policy Programme Director, Department of Urban Management, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Spain, e-mail: gemma.galdon@uab.cat For decades sporting and non-sporting megaevents have become indelibly imprinted upon the local geographies that host them.
In particular, and since 1956 and the first mention of the Olympic ‘legacy’ at Melbourne, there has been an explicit connection between mega-events and the reconfigured urban realm.
In more recent years, mega-events have become tied to a raft of longer-term urban policies that transcend the ephemeral ‘stage set’ of the actual event and resonate across time and place.
Such policies commonly include aspirations for the ‘regeneration’ and enhanced ‘sustainability’ of a given area, the widespread securitisation of entire geographies and a reordering of urban governance.
Regarding the latter, mega-events such as the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup draw a range of demands from international bodies (such as the IOC...





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