Bidding for Development: How the Olympic Bid Process Can by Ngiste Abebe, Mary Trina Bolton, Maggie Pavelka, Morgan

By Ngiste Abebe, Mary Trina Bolton, Maggie Pavelka, Morgan Pierstorff

In 2012, over 4 billion humans tuned in to observe the London summer season Olympics. because the unmarried biggest mega-event on this planet, the Olympics has the ability to captivate the worldwide mind's eye. lengthy ahead of athletes vie for a gold medal, although, festival among towns desirous to host the video games kicks off with a rigorous bid approach. The long and dear pastime to host the Olympics is as high-stakes as any wearing occasion. instead of encouraging towns to chorus from bidding, Bidding for improvement takes a coverage process that demanding situations stakeholders to bid responsibly and strategically in pursuit of concrete outcomes.

Every bid urban has the aptitude to speed up long term transportation improvement via a strategic and strong making plans method. This ebook concentrates at the phenomenon of repeat Olympic bids and the possibilities which could come from bidding, relatively for these towns that by no means win the video games. during this context, Bidding for Development explores the intersection among transportation infrastructure improvement, the Olympic bid strategy, and the ensuing legacies skilled by means of bid losers. The findings handle the crucial query: how can partaking within the Olympic bid technique speed up transportation improvement whatever the bid result?

In reaction, this e-book offers a Bid Framework outlining how and whilst towns could use the bid to unite assets, align transportation priorities, and empower leaders to accomplish city improvement goals in education for the Olympic bid. The Bid Framework is then utilized to 2 case stories, Manchester and Istanbul, to envision every one bid loser's effectiveness in utilizing the bid approach to catalyze transportation improvement. at the same time, the e-book takes into account how the overseas Olympic Committee’s evolving bid laws and requisites relate to city improvement and confident social legacy. Bidding for Development offers actionable ideas for all Olympic stakeholders to enhance the worth of the bid approach and transportation merits past the Games.

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The IOC has increasingly encouraged standardization in order to minimize the size, cost, and complexity of the Games [13]. Historically, though, expensive venues have been built specifically for the Games that were well outside a host city’s infrastructure priorities. ” The legacy of the 2004 Athens Games is a prime example of poor infrastructure planning. Rather than long-lasting and relevant urban development, Athens was left with empty stadiums and soaring public debt [14]. Olympics expert, Ed Hula, has commented further that “Legacy equates to sustainability.

Certain preconditions play into a city’s ability to capitalize on the bid process as a means of progressing urban development. These geographic, socioeconomic, and political contexts as well as identified needs for improvement predispose some cities to benefit from the bid in the area of urban development. They also determine a city’s ability to produce key inputs. 1 Inputs Inputs •Strong, committed leadership •Potential funding sources •Transportation plans •IOC bid requirements 31 Activities •Align bid and transportation strategies •Secure funding from public and private sources •Establish pragmatic budgets and timelines Outputs •Expanded and improved infrastructure systems •Increased utilization •Integrated planning Outcomes •Access and movement •Increased revenues •Strategic growth Impacts •Economic growth •Social welfare Fig.

Major Events Community Portal. option=com_content&view =article&id=1194&catid=14&Itemid=141. Accessed 1 Feb 2013 References 13 19. Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee (2013) Turkish President promotes bid to host Olympic games 2020. cn/news/olympic_news/2013-03-25/2227838. html. Accessed 25 Mar 2013 20. Around the Rings (2012) Istanbul 2020 hails Turkey’s ambitious transport vision. http://www. id=41997. Accessed 20 Mar 2013 21. The Associated Press (2013) Istanbul Olympic bid gets $20 million in sponsorships.

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