Mega events: a regional phenomenon and research network

Evans, Graeme (2014) Mega events: a regional phenomenon and research network. Regions : Quarterly magazine of the Regional Studies Association, 295 (3) . pp. 7-18. ISSN 1367-3882

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The contributions to this Survey issue provide a contemporary insight to the mega-event phenomena, based on recent projects and their regional dimension, including the ‘regional’ European Capital of Culture in Aix-en-Provence/Marseilles 2013. The mega-events reviewed here range from Olympics - summer and winter; aspirational International Expositions or ‘EXPOs’; to completed Capitals of Culture and unsuccessful bids. This latter issue is important since in the competitive world of mega-events, many cities and regions bid, but most are unsuccessful. Many rebid in successive rounds, but the process is generally part of a wider regional development and regeneration regime which continues even if the mega-event is not in fact held. Mega-events can therefore be situated in the ongoing era of the competitive, entrepreneurial city, with regional impacts evident over significant periods of time.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
A. > School of Art and Design > Fashion and Interiors
A. > School of Art and Design > Fashion and Interiors > Design and Urban Cultures cluster
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 04:14

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