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Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development

By: Adrian Pitts and Hanwen Liao

238 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Oct 2008 | #177428 | ISBN-13: 9780415467629
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Hardback | Oct 2008 | #177427 | ISBN-13: 9780415467612
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About this book

This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by learning from the lessons of the past and by taking account of the latest developments. It offers an assessment tool that can be tailored to individual circumstance--a tool which emerges from the analysis of previous summer games host cities and from techniques in environmental analysis and assessment. This important work demonstrates that with appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability.


Part 1: The Olympic Development Scenario
1. Introduction
2. Olympic History and its Urban Context

Part 2: Olympic Design and Development: Past and Present
3. Urban Development
4. Sports Venue Design and Development
5. Olympic Village Design and Development
6. The Olympic Impact on Host Cities

Part 3: Evaluating Olympic Urban Development for Sustainability
7. Infrastructural Requirements to Stage the Modern Games
8. Sustainable Olympic Urban Development
9. Proposed Evaluation Framework for the Olympic City
10. The London 2012 Olympics
11. Conclusions and Recommendations

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