STADSSALONSURBAINS #7 : THE MEGA-EVENT SYNDROME

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Friday 27/03/2015, 17:30, Beursschouwburg

Martin Müller will explain why so much goes wrong in mega-event planning
– and what to do about it.

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF PLANNING MEGA-EVENTS – AND HOW TO REPENT
A LECTURE BY MARTIN MÜLLER
(Universität Zürich, Switzerland)

Invited by the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS)

Cost overruns, gentrification, oversized infrastructure, elite capture, environmental degradation – the list of negative impacts that plague hosts of mega-events from Rio to Johannesburg and from London to Sochi is long. But what are the planning failures that lead to these adverse outcomes? And what can cities, governments and citizens do about them? This lecture distills seven deadly sins in the planning of large events such as the World Cup or the Olympic Games, ranging from “event takeover” to “public overexposure”. It provides examples of their disastrous consequences, but also proposes policy approaches for future hosts to tackle them.

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When ?  Friday 27 March 2015, 17:30 – 19:30
Where ?  Beursschouwburg, rue Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels
Access is free and you don’t need to make any reservation. Be welcome!
Join us on the Facebook event page.

The STADSSALONSURBAINS are an initiative of the Brussels Academy, the Brussels Studies Institute and Beursschouwburg. The guest lecturer Martin Müller is currently fellow researcher at the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS).

More info on the STADSSALONSURBAINS series: www.brusselsacademy.be/salons

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