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Hosting the Olympic Games

The Real Costs for Cities

By John Rennie Short

© 2018 – Routledge

136 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138549463
pub: 2018-04-27
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John Rennie Short is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. His research interests include cities, history of cartography and geopolitics. He has published widely in a range of journals and is the author of 47 books. His work has been translated into Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His essays on aspect of the Olympic Games have appeared in Associated Press, Business Insider, Citiscope, City Metric, Market Watch, Newsweek, PBS Newshour, Quartz, Salon, Slate, Time, US News and World Report, Washington Post and World Economic Forum.

Table of Contents

1. Setting The Scene 2. The Olympics: Past and Present 3. Financing 4. Bidding 5. Rising Costs of The Games 6. Costs and Benefits of the Games 7. Urban Legacies 8. Alternatives to Event Capture Guide to Further Reading.

About the Author

John Rennie Short is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. His research interests include cities, history of cartography and geopolitics. He has published widely in a range of journals and is the author of 47 books. His work has been translated into Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. His essays on aspect of the Olympic Games have appeared in Associated Press, Business Insider, Citiscope, City Metric, Market Watch, Newsweek, PBS Newshour, Quartz, Salon, Slate, Time, US News and World Report, Washington Post and World Economic Forum.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning