|- Reshaping urban environment through major events: the Athens Olympic Games 1616 kb
|by Romanos, Aristidis & Liveris, Konstantinos & Velissaratou, Julie | email@example.com
|First conclusions and critical view of the strategic decision to improve the urban environment and the function of the city of Athens through the preparation works for the Olympic Games of 2004.
|“Re-shaping urban environment through major events: the Athens Olympic Games”
This paper deals with the efforts made, through the Games, to give the City a qualitative character in terms of functionality, cultural context, urban aesthetics and support of new ideas and innovation, principles of high standard planning as well as backbones of a ''creative economy'' context.
It selects specific Olympic projects or programmes, and examines their effects on the city's functions, as well as their impact on the city's legacy. Firstly, it deals with the Faliro Olympic Complex [a project aiming to re-generate a productive zone within the city limits to create a new economic and recreation centre], and, secondly, with the transport infrastructure system developed for the Games. Lastly, it attempts to assess the contribution of the Olympic projects and programmes to the required re-thinking of the concepts and procedures that should guide the overall urban planning of the city.
|Athens, Olympic Games, regeneration, urban planning, transport planning
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2005: Making Spaces for the Creative Economy
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