Mega Event Planning: The Development and Impact of Shanghai Expo2010

Author/s Mark I. Wilson
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/119
Language English Pages 19 P. 139-157 File size 332 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2017-119009
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World’s fairs are a powerful force in urban development and planning, with a scale that makes possible significant civic improvements or planning disasters. Ex-po2010 in Shanghai offers a typical case of urban regeneration through a mega-event that revitalizes brownfield sites and serves the long term interests of the city residents. In undertaking this process, however, Expo2010 also functioned outside public scrutiny, preferring expediency over citizen input. This article develops a framework to analyze the legacy of mega events using the example of Shanghai Expo2010.

Keywords: Shanghai; Expo2010; World’s Fairs; Urban Planning

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Mark I. Wilson, Mega Event Planning: The Development and Impact of Shanghai Expo2010 in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 119/2017, pp 139-157, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2017-119009