Olympic Legacies – International Conference
Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities
4-6 September 2013, University of East London
New abstract submission deadline: March 29, 2013
In the recent period the urban transformation achieved by hosting the Olympics has become synonymous with the language of ‘legacy’. Now forming part of the Olympic Charter and an essential element of any city’s bid for hosting the Olympic Games, ‘legacy’ refers to the (positive) economic, cultural, environmental and social impacts that arise and continue to unfold long after the games are over. In London, one key legacy promise was the regeneration of the city’s East End.
This international conference is aimed at researchers, policy makers and postgraduate students engaged with urban development issues arising from hosting mega events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The aim of the conference is to provide a space to share and exchange knowledge that is focused upon the following key themes:
- The Changing Urban Order and Mega-events
- Evaluating Legacy, e.g. monitoring/evaluation – Olympic Games Impact (OGI)
- Future Mega-event Cities
Call for Papers
The conference organisers are inviting papers from researchers, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students from around the world. Papers should preferably address one of the three conference themes:
The Changing Urban Order and Mega-events; possible topics might include:
- city status/ambition – domestic and global
- governance at global, national and city levels
- social and economic development – housing, health, employment
Evaluating Legacy; possible topics might include:
- monitoring/evaluation – Olympic Games Impact (OGI) and other approaches
- planning and governance
- community engagement
- addressing social equality
Future Mega-event Cities; possible topics might include:
- planning and Preparing: from Bid to Legacy
- transferable skills, knowledge
- cultural values and actions
Please send your abstract of not more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st March 2013.
Please see www.uel.ac.uk/legacyconference for further details.