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1st Edition

Sport, Events, Tourism and Regeneration

ISBN 9781138642812
Published February 24, 2017 by Routledge
216 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Joan Henderson

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’

Brij Maharaj

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

John Harris

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

Glenn McCartney

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

Sangkwon Lee

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

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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.