Plan Canada - Vol 45 No 2 (2005)

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    Plan Canada - Volume 45, Number 2 (Summer 2005)
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005-06)
    Mega-events planning|Urbanisme et méga-événements
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    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 45, Number 2 (Summer 2005)
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    Olympic balance: What Vancouver-Whistler can learn from Beijing
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005) Luchuk, David; Qing, Xu; Xioajing, Wu
    Preparing for 2010, officials in Vancouver-Whistler will seek to balance the demands of a colossal sporting event with priorities expressed in their own urban plans. All Olympic hosts share the same dilemma: planning the games is often at odds with planning a city. This has certainly been the case in Canada where Calgary and Montreal have left a mixed legacy of hits and misses. As a supplement to these lessons learned, Vancouver-Whistler can look toward Beijing for a useful precedent as well. In the build-up to 2008, Beijing is striving to ensure that its master/official plan guides its Olympic endeavour.
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    Taking the measure of the Games: Lessons from the field
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005) Heying, Charles; Burbank, Matthew J.; Andranovich, Greg
    Bidding to host the Olympic games has become a strategy for urban development The rationale for engaging in this process is often presented on financial and image-building grounds. In this article, the authors assess the lessons from recent Olympic games, highlighting the challenges and inconsistencies in the assumptions of Olympic boosters, and noting how precarious the legacy can be.
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    Expo '98: From idea to legacy
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005) Balsas, Carlos
    This article outlines the vision, proposals and legacies of EXPO '98 held in Lisbon, Portugal. It concludes with the following four major lessons learned: Expos should have powerful and marketable visions; Expos should maximize their long-term consequences and not their ephemeral nature; Expo organizations should work closely with the different levels of government (local, metropolitan and national) and ensure public accountability; and Expos should not be considered the solution to all of the host city's problems.