RSA Mega-events Research Network organised a panel session at the AAG 2016 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 29 March- 2 April 2016. The session is opened by RSA Director Sally Hardy. We received papers about London 2012 Olympics, Milan EXPO 2015, Rio 2016 Olympics and Homecoming Scotland 2014 which led to fruitful discussions and future collaborations.
Cecil Sagoe, University College London, Return of the Development Corporation: The Politics of Planning for Regeneration in and around London’s Olympic Park
Anne-Marie Broudehoux, University of Quebec at Montreal, Event-led regeneration in Rio de JaneiroBuilding the City of Exception
Stefano Di Vitra and Corinna Morandi, Politecnico Milano, The Material and Immaterial Legacy of the Milan 2015 World’s Fair. Which Spatial Effects for the Northern Italy City-Region?
Daniel Baxter and John Lennon, Glasgow Caledonian University, Evaluating the economic impact of a year long pan national event: the case of Homecoming Scotland 2014
Martina Löw, TU Berlin, On the “Eigenlogik” of cities and Flagship architecture as part of a Megaevent