Investments in sport, events and tourism in cities and wider regions are part of nascent regeneration strategies linked to transitioning economic bases and place images. While it is important to consider physical regeneration, there is a range of subsequent benefits and opportunities brought about through regeneration that considers social impacts, communities and how investments and developments influence how people interact in transformed spaces.
This book brings together a collection focusing on the diverse range of approaches and perspectives of regeneration. Twelve chapters outline and bring together critical perspectives of regeneration from scholars in different parts of the world. This collection critically assesses some of the key factors impacting upon regeneration initiatives in relation to sport, events and tourism. By doing so, this book assesses if new opportunities have arisen from developments, increasing the demands and needs of locals and tourists, or if transformations result in exclusion - thus challenging who regeneration is for.
This book will be valuable reading for students and academics interested in tourism studies, events planning, sport and leisure studies or development studies, as well as the wider social sciences.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Framing sport, events, tourism and regeneration
Nicholas Wise and John Harris
1. Sports events, tourism, development and regeneration: A perspective from Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar
2. Transforming Brazil: Sporting mega-events, tourism, geography and the need for sustainable regeneration in host cities
Nicholas Wise and Gareth Hall
3. Durban’s FIFA 2010 beachfront ‘beautification’
4. Mega-event scepticism in South Korea: Lessons from the 2014 Incheon Asian Games
Jung Woo Lee
5. A City beyond the nation: Sport, tourism and events in the remaking of Cardiff
6. Using the Event-Scorecard and the Event Management System as powerful strategic tools for destinations, examples from Switzerland
Jürg Stettler, Christine Herzer, Anna Wallebohr and Heinz Rütter
7. Sports and event-led regeneration strategies in post-earthquake Christchurch
Alberto Amore and C. Michael Hall
8. Urban coalitions and the production of Atlanta’s downtown
Costas Spirou, Candace Miller and Brandi Baker
9. Events within Asia’s Integrated Resorts
10. Urban elements that facilitate sport and physical activity in regenerated public spaces: Barcelona’s waterfront
Sacra Morejon, Sixte Abadía and Xavier Pujadas
11. Economic effects of sports development strategies: Regeneration to support urban event and tourism strategies in five cities across the United States
12. The role of sports tourism and events to regenerate and sustain off-season tourism in Istria, Croatia: Addressing perspectives from industry managers and planners
Nicholas Wise, Marko Perić and Tanja Armenski
Conclusion: Future directions in the (re)generation game
John Harris and Nicholas Wise
Nicholas Wise is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at Liverpool John Moores University. He specialises in international sport, events and tourism studies.
John Harris is an Associate Dean of Research in the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.