Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Legacy: Missed Opportunities

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


    This lecture introduces the socio-political context in which the Rio 2016 Olympics will take place and addresses the limitations of the Olympic legacy for the city of Rio de Janeiro. It claims that the spatial strategy associated with the Olympics accentuates the social and racial divide in the city and are devised as a tool for property valuation. It spots failures in governance arrangements that have seriously limited the impact of the spatial strategy to respond to the city’s main urgencies.
    Period2 May 2015
    Event titleRotterdam Public Lectures (org. Brian Doucet, EUC)
    Event typeConference
    LocationRotterdam, Netherlands


    • olympic games
    • olympic legacy
    • urban planning
    • rio de janeiro
    • urban development
    • governance