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Sport in the City : The Role of Sport in Economic amd Social Regenerat

Author: Gratton, Chris
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 26/04/2001
ISBN: 9780415243490
Availability: In stock
Quick overview This book covers the significance of sport in economic, cultural and political terms. It discusses the theory and practice of sports related policy for urban development.
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Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration. Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment. Five key areas are examined: * sport and urban economic regeneration * sports events: bidding * planning and organization * Urban Sports tourism * Sport and urban community development * Urban politics and sports policy. Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.

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