Legacy research has become an important part in mega-event studies. It was first raised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to assess the longer impact of the Olympic Games on host cities, after witnessing how a mega-event could drastically transform host cities like Barcelona, an industrial city in the midst of a deep economic crisis. Host cities have the intention of creating a series of physical, economic and social benefits. These benefits include boosting the urban economy, permanently repositioning the city in the global tourist market, facilitating regeneration, allowing the revamping of transport and service infrastructures, creating a cosmopolitan urban image and vibrant cultural quarters, and establishing a network of high-grade facilities to serve as the basis for future bids.
|Translated title of the contribution||Not just “Better City, Better Life”: sustainable urban legacy beyond World Expo 2010 in Shanghai|
|Title of host publication||世博会博物馆刊2020|
|Subtitle of host publication||创刊号|
|Publisher||Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- World Expo 2010
- legacy creation