We recently added a number of publications to the site. Four short articles by Maulik Bansal (2011), have been added. Maulik is an urban designer who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His Master’s thesis was on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information about Maulik and his work can be found here.
These articles cover a wide range of issues around Olympic legacy.
The first is entitled Exclusive Identities or Inclusive Legacies: Objectives of Megaevents, and looks at the process of staging Olympic events in terms of identities, and calls for these grand projects to be rooted more thoroughly into the communities within which they are staged.
The second is The Olympic Games Legacy: From Unity to Identity and looks at historical trends in Olympic legacy over the last 50 years.
The final two publications – Making Sense of Rio De Janeiro: Developing Contextual Paradigms for Olympic Villages, and Inclusive Development for Rio 2016 – a way forward, concentrate on how Rio is preparing and changing the urban fabric for the Olympic Games in 2016.