London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Mega-Events and Regional Development


Ozlem Edizel

Tel: +44 (0)20 7133 4690

Brief description

Cities Institute has been awarded a 2 year grant to establish a Research Network on the theme of Mega-Events and Regional Development. The network will develop research proposals and exchange knowledge on the regional dimension of major events such as Olympics, EXPOs and Capitals of Culture and their impact on regional identity, growth and innovation.  The first network workshop held in Maastricht on 7 September 2011 on the topic of Theory & Methodologies of mega-event led regeneration. Guest speakers include Prof. Klaus Kunzmann, Dortmund University and Professor Eric Corijn, Director - Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS, Free University Brussels. The second workshop held in London on 25 June 2012 on the Mega-Event Evaluation and Measuring Impacts. The third workshop on Olympic legacies entitled 'Back to the future' was held on 8th March 2013.  Copies of all the presentations in this series can be downloaded here.

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