THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO BEIJING’S LEGACY

  • Yumi Yamawaki Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Abstract

The Olympic Games allow for rapid urban transformations in the host city due to the significant investments available from public and private sources. In addition to plans for the event, some host cities also propose planning guidelines in order to redirect their urban dynamics. Beijing was the city that invested the most in infrastructure, in order to reduce the monocentric growth process. The general objective was to verify if the physical configuration of the city changed with the master plan carried out for the event. Due to the difficulty in obtaining official data, an indirect methodological analysis was proposed by verifying temporal alterations in constructed housing density. Despite the enduring strong attractiveness of the historic center, it was possible to perceive the consolidation of the centralities to the east, in accordance with the plan.


Keywords: Urban plans; Major sporting events; Olympic legacy.

Author Biography

Yumi Yamawaki, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
professora efetiva do curso de arquitetura e urbanismo, Departamento de Construção Civil da UTFPR
Published
04/11/2017
How to Cite
YAMAWAKI, Yumi. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO BEIJING’S LEGACY. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 16, nov. 2017. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/1954>. Date accessed: 03 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2017.e16025.
Section
ARTICLES

Keywords

planos urbanísticos; grandes eventos esportivos; legado olímpico