[URBANTH-L]ANN: Global Games and Local Legacies: Understanding Olympics Outcomes in Host Cities (Vancouver)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 15 19:45:10 EDT 2009

Dear colleagues,

The Urban Studies program at SFU Vancouver is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming  symposium,  "Global Games and Local Legacies: Understanding Olympics Outcomes in Host Cities." Scheduled for Thursday October 22nd and Friday October 23rd, 2009, the program features an international panel of speakers discussing the impact of the Olympics on host cities both past and future.

The symposium will take place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. A preliminary program of events, including further information on each of our panel presentations, can be found below.

Your presence is warmly welcomed at this event, and we encourage you to reserve early as space is limited. Please RSVP to legacies at sfu.ca and indicate which days you would be interested in attending (Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, or both). We encourage you to circulate this invitation to other interested colleagues and students.


Carolyn Ruhland
Master of Urban Studies candidate
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Draft Symposium Program
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

12:00-13:00 Registration

Moderator: Nick Blomley (Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University)

1. Lance Berelowitz (Urban Forum Associates, Vancouver)
"Vancouver's Date with the Olympics: Growing a Culture of Excellence?"

2. Greg Andranovich (California State Los Angeles) and Matthew J. Burbank (University of Utah) 
"Image, Tourism and Urban Regeneration- and Then What? Contextualizing Olympic Legacies"

3. Michael Dawson (History Department, St. Thomas University)
"Putting Vancouver "on the map": the Local Dynamics of the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games in International Perspective"

4. Iain Macrury (London East Research Institute, University of East London)
To be confirmed


Moderator: Eugene McCann (Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University)

1. Chris Finlay (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania)
"Pacific Gateway Promises: the interaction of Vancouver's 2010 global tourism and investment narrative with local sociocultural identities and urban policy"

2. Martin Muller (Department of Human Geography, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) 
"Looking ahead: how the Winter Olympics 2014 will transform the city of Sochi"

3. Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera (IURD, University of California at Berkeley)
"Mexico 1968: Disjunctions of Democratic Resistance and Modernity in the City"

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
8:00-8:30 Registration

Moderator: Noel Dyck (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University)

1. Brenda Parker (Urban Planning & Policy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Community Benefits Ordinance: Democracy or Complacency in Chicago?"

2. Jessica Doyle (City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology) 
"The Would-Be Global City: Atlanta and the 1996 Olympic Games"

3. Robert Oliver (Department of Geography, Virginia Tech)
"Toronto's Olympic aspirations: the Olympic bidding legacy in one modern western city"

10:45-12:00 Closing Plenary
Closing remarks by host-city mayors Al Duerr (mayor of Calgary, 1989-2001) and Professor Valentino Castellani (mayor of Turin, 1993-2001)

James DeFilippis
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-932-3822 ext: 734

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