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2015 European Capital of Sport

Turin

Sporting

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2018 European Capital of Sport

Sofia

Sporting

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2018 Winter Olympic Games

Pyeongchang

Sporting

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2018 Youth Olympic Games

Buenos Aires

Sporting

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2018 World Cup Games

Mosca

Sporting

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2018 European Championships

Glasgow

Sporting

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2018 Culture Cities of East Asia

Kanazawa

Cultural

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2018 European Capital of Culture

La Valletta

Cultural

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2017 Culture City of East Asia

Daegu

Cultural

2017 Culture City of East Asia

Changsha

Cultural

2017 Culture City of East Asia

Kyoto

Cultural

2016 American Capital of Culture

Valdivia

Cultural

2015 American Capital of Culture

Mayaguez

Cultural

2014 American Capital of Culture

Colima

Cultural

2017 American Capital of Culture

Merida

Cultural

2017 Eurovision Sound Contest

Kiev

Cultural

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2017 Super Bowl LI

Houston

Sporting

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2017 ASEAN 50

Manila

Political

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2017 Expo

Astana

Cultural

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Libreville

Sporting

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2015 African Games

Brazzaville

Sporting

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2013 Kumbh Mela

Allahabad

Religious

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2013 America’s Cup

San Francisco

Sporting

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2006 Olympic Winter Games

Turin

Sporting

2016 European Capital of Culture

Wroclaw

sporting

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2016 European Capital of Culture

San Sebastian

Cultural

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2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro

Sporting

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2015 European Capital of Culture

Plzen

Cultural

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2015 European Capital of Culture

Mons

cultural

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2015 COP21

Paris

Political

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2015 European Games

Baku

Sporting

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2015 Expo

Milan

Cultural

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2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow

Sporting

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2014 FIFA World Cup

Sao Paulo

Sporting

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2014 Asian Games

Incheon

sporting

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2013 European Capital of Culture

Kosice

Cultural

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2013 European Capital of Culture

Marseille

cultural

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2013 G8 Summit

Lough Erne

political

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2012 European Capital of Culture

Maribor

Cultural

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2012 European Capital of Culture

Guimaraes

cultural

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2012 Olympic Games

London

sporting

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2011 Rugby World Cup

New Zealand

sporting

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2012 COP18

Doha

Political

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2011 World Championship in Athetics

Daegu

Sporting

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2012 Expo

Yeosu

Cultural

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2011 COP17

Durban

Political

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2011 World Youth Day

Madrid

religious

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2011 European Capital of Culture

Turku

Cultural

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2010 Asian Games

Guangzhou

Sporting

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2011 Pan American Games

Guadalajara

Sporting

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2010 G20 Summit

Toronto

Political

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2010 FIFA World Cup

Johannesburg

Sporting

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2010 European Capital of Culture

Istanbul

Cultural

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2010 European Capital of Culture

Essen

Cultural

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2010 G8 Summit

Huntsville

Political

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2010 Expo

Shanghai

Cultural

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2009 European Capital of Culture

Vilnius

Cultural

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2009 COP15

Copenhagen

Political

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2009 European Capital of Culture

Linz

Cultural

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2009 World Championships in Athetics

Berlin

Sporting

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2009 G8 Summit

L'Aquila

Political

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2008 COP14

Poznan

Political

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2008 Olympic Games

Beijing

Sporting

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2008 European Capital of Culture

Liverpool

cultural

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2008 UEFA Euro

Austria/Switzerland

Sporting

2008 World Youth Day

Sydney

religious

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2008 European Capital of Culture

Stavanger

Cultural

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2008 Expo

Zaragoza

Cultural

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2008 G8 Summit

Toyako

Political

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2007 COP13

Bali

Political

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2007 Pan American Games

Rio de Janeiro

Sporting

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2006 Commonwealth Games

Melbourne

Sporting

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2006 COP12

Nairobi

Political

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2006 Asian Games

Doha

Sporting

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2005 World Youth Day

Cologne

Religious

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2005 Expo

Aichi

Cultural

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2004 COP10

Buenos Aires

Political

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2004 European Capital of Culture

Genoa

Cultural

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2004 Olympic Games

Athens

Sporting

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2013 World Youth Day

Rio de Janeiro

Religious

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2010 Olympic Winter Games

Vancouver

Sporting

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X The organization of a World Event contributes to the growth of the economy of the host city, and sometimes of the whole country, not only during the event but also before and sometimes after the event itself. Huge public and private funds are invested and the management of the works for the event is challenging. The procurement of all works, goods and services must be transparent, fair and open to a diverse range of suppliers. Bids and tenders are published directly on the event website and a Business Opportunities Network is established. Public and private partners work together to serve the event and often to deliver the overall legacy targets
A World Event provides new significant employment opportunities before, during and after the event. Local communities are involved in training course to develop new skills and be able to provide the workforce required for the event .New careers are started for the next future. Labour demand is published locally and directly by the organizers. Minorities are encouraged to train and apply for jobs to combat workplace discrimination
A World Event provides an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the host city and the country to turn viewers into visitors. This is proofed by numbers of the Tourism Industry which shows an increase of visitors in the years to follow the event. Wider messages and interests are promoted to reach new customers in emerging markets and to refresh appeal in core markets. The Event visitors who feel to be welcome are likely to return or recommend the country to others
Low carbon developments are delivered in World Events by achieving minimum energy demand. Efficient energy is supplied through low carbon technologies and new renewable sources. Design must promote the benefits of natural light ventilation and thermal mass. Energy consumation is controlled and monitored in any new building. Water Management is also about reducing demand by behaviour, technologies and by utilising alternative sources of non-potable water
The promotion of walking, cycling and the use of public transport is a core value of any World Event. The design is to ensure the compactness of the site, easy to access and to move around especially in Legacy. A cycling strategy might be the right opportunity to enhance cycling routes throughout the host city. Public transport must be frequent, reliable, friendly, inclusive, accessible, environmentally-friendly and simple
The aim of a World Event is to optimise the opportunities to design out waste and to maximise the reuse and recycling of material arising during demolition, remediation and construction. Waste Management follows the steps of eliminate, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Materials selection is of fundamental importance through the use of pre-manufactured items, resource efficiency and promotion of secondary materials. Robustness and protection are important aspects of any new building element; during enabling and construction phases the targets must be set high to balance cut and fill on site and to force the recycling of all materials
Many World Events provide the premises to regenerate a large urban area, which without such an extensive investment would take much longer to take place. New green areas, recreational, educational and sporting facilities, appropriate to the local needs, are long term benefits for the physical and mental health and the well-being of the residents. The inclusion and involvement of the diverse communities are of fundamental importance and an active engagement programme to consult and collaborate includes exhibitions, events, articles and workshops.
Culture is an important element of a World Event, where the host city aims to blend together art, culture and education in a unique mix of quality. The programme becomes an open source participation and a skills development opportunity. Innovative practice for branding framework cultural partnership and funding and delivery mechanisms are implemented and tested to be confirmed in Legacy at national level. Successful cultural festivals are created through public/private partnership to bring international artists with an attentive look towards what is ground breaking and to raise the bar of the cultural offer in the future.
New residential buildings are built for a World Event to be the accommodation for staff, athletes and/or visitors during the event period and to be sold after the event. The buildings are part of a wider urban plan to create a new, safe and mixed use borough and to include housing and facilities appropriate to the demographics and character of the Local Communities. Affordable housing is part of the brief to assure the right social mix. Flexibility and deep local knowledge are fundamental ingredients of design and construction. Developing a new community from scratch is not easy.
New buildings and infrastructure are built for a World Event. The challenge of the host city is to deliver them in a way that it is easy to convert and transform into facilities needed by the Local Communities after the event. The new permanent buildings must be truly innovative, intelligent and capable to cater for mixed activities. Flexibility is the key element of the design, which must be based on a clear brief by the end user.
The World Event organization can reduce the cost and scale of buildings and infrastructure by carefully selecting existing facilities rather than building new ones and temporary rather than permanent. The building cost of temporary facilities is estimated to be 1/2 or 1/3 of a permanent one. More important the future cost management is eliminated as well as the occupation of valuable urban land. Other important strategies to secure a venue’s long-term legacy are repurposing (for smaller and more flexible facilities), reusing (less resource and less environmental impact) and even relocating buildings (for part or for the whole of a light temporary structure).
The aspirations of a host city are usually centred on a new park or a green area to create an exemplary landscape setting for the event. After the event it could be transformed efficiently into an inspiring parkland to be the heart of an extraordinary long-term regeneration project. The green revives the surrounding areas, enables better connections among isolated neighbours and provide the urban value which will eventually trigger private investments along the perimeter.

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