1st Edition

Planning and Managing Smaller Events Downsizing the Urban Spectacle

Edited By Stefano Di Vita, Mark Wilson Copyright 2021
    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle explores the role of smaller scale events in contributing to the renewal and development of urban societies.

    This book adopts a case study approach to examine a diverse range of events taking place in towns and cities in Europe, Asia and North America. This volume begins by defining and classifying these kinds of events and then verifying if and how they can provide opportunities for cities and towns without the disadvantages of world-famous large events. It concludes by discussing the growing regional scale of urban phenomena and their transition in post-metropolitan spaces.

    Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Downsizing the Urban Spectacle will be of interest to government officials and policy makers involved in economic development, urban planning, parks, arts/culture as well as students and researchers interested in urbanism, event management, tourism and recreation.

    1. Planning and Managing Smaller Events: Trends, Needs and Opportunities for Downsizing Spectacle

    Stefano Di Vita and Mark Wilson

    2. Downsizing Spectacle: The Appeal of Smaller Events

    Mark Wilson

    3. Umbrellas, Incubators, Mothers, and Killers: Four Types of Relationship Between Cultural Mega-Events and Small and Micro Events in Heritage-Rich European Cities

    Zachary Jones and Davide Ponzini

    4. Start-Ups, Business Investors, and the Flow of Music: Contrasting Two Creative Events in Helsinki, Finland

    Tommi Inkinen and Salla Jokela

    5. Culture-Led Small Events in Italy: Milano Piano City and Mantova Festivaletteratura

    Corinna Morandi

    6. The Conegliano Valdobbiadene European Wine City 2016: A Promotional Tool for the Prosecco Region in Italy

    Matteo Basso

    7. Living Off the Lutherland: Thinking Resourcefully About the 500th Anniversary of the 1517 Protestant Reformation

    Jacob Blythe

    8. Beyond the Borders: Lights and Shadows of the German IBA’s Model

    Fabrizia Berlingieri

    9. Beyond the Scene: Rethinking Event Assessment at Montreal’s Music Festival

    Anne-Marie Broudehoux and Maxim Bonin

    10. Dragon Boat Festivals: An International Collection of Events

    Mark Wilson

    11. City/Capital of Culture Schemes in European Medium-Sized Coastal Cities: The Cases of Hull (UK) and Pafos (Cyprus)

    Enrico Tommarchi and Federico Cavalleri

    12. How Mega-Events Can "Fit Small"? Connections, Uncertainties, and Planning Perspectives

    Stefano Di Vita


    Stefano Di Vita is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Architecture and Urban Studies Department of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

    Mark Wilson is Professor and Program Director of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University, USA.