Planning for Legacy in the Post-War Era of the Olympic Winter Games

Brown, Laura (2021) Planning for Legacy in the Post-War Era of the Olympic Winter Games. International Journal of the History of Sport. ISSN 0952-3367 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2020.1854739

Abstract

Hosting an Olympic Games has the ability to considerably change a city and community, its image and infrastructure, with long-lasting effects in host cities and regions. However, securing long term function of Olympic sites and venues has proven a difficult task, as the increasingly specialist nature and scale of venues pose a major challenge for post-Olympic use. Appropriate planning is sited as central to achieving positive legacies as a result of the games Legacy planning and policy development expanded considerably in the context of the post-war Olympic Winter Games held in Europe between 1948 and 2014. The development of legacy policy and legacy planning have affected the design, construction and legacy of venues throughout the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Through a rigorous horizontal comparative analysis of all post 1948 Olympic Winter Games candidatures and official reports from within Europe, alongside a review of Olympic legacy policy, it is clear that richer understanding of the impact of past Olympic Winter Games policy and planning developments on the built environment benefits both present and future planning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This work was supported by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Studies Centre under the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme and Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Winter Olympic Games, Architectural Design, Legacy Planning, Legacy Policy, Architectural Re-Use
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 08:44
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 16:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45045

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