Sport in the City: The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sport in the City

The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration, 1st Edition

Edited by Chris Gratton, Ian Henry


336 pages

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pub: 2001-04-26
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Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration.

Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment.

Five key areas are examined:

* sport and urban economic regeneration

* sports events: bidding

* planning and organization

* Urban Sports tourism

* Sport and urban community development

* Urban politics and sports policy.

Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.

Table of Contents

Part One. Introduction Part Two. Sport and Economic Regeneration Part Three. Sports Events: Bidding, Planning and Organisation Part Four. Urban Sports Tourism Part Five. Sport and the Development of Urban Part Six. Politics and Sports Policy Part Seven. Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General