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Going, going, gone: how Olympic legacy is killing London's creative culture

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Published article: ‘Post-Third-World City’ or Neoliberal ‘City of Exception’? Rio de Janeiro in the Olympic Era


This article considers processes of urban development within the context of mega-event preparations in Rio de Janeiro. We begin with a brief overview of these development processes, highlighting their connections to political and economic change in recent years. 198 more words


Hubris and Nemesis: Olympic Rio de Janeiro and the contradictions of Brazil’s development model

This blog post was written for the Political Studies Association blog.

In October 2009, then-President of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, stood before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and… 1,272 more words


Thinking about networks, nodes, lines and junctions

I’ve been strangely fascinated with the St Peter’s Square tram development in Manchester city centre this summer. For several months the tram system hasn’t been operating through the centre of the city, due to the laying of new track, in order to bring a new route through the city in the autumn. 150 more words


Suburban Body Painting

Every house is a representation of a human body…

… including social representations of that body …

… and its cognitive sense of itself, inviolate in otherwise empty and invisible space… 283 more words


Kinder Institute: What the Latest Version of Google Maps Tells Us About Cities

Interesting thoughts from The Kinder Institute of Urban Research at Rice University: What the Latest Version of Google Maps Tells Us About Cities. “Google clearly expects the move to help raise advertising revenue by creating a more helpful consumer experience and attracting more users. 41 more words


The gringo economist Brazilians love to hate predicts the Olympics will be disastrous for Rio

Andrew Zimbalist isn’t popular with Rio de Janeiro’s civic boosters. He’s a sports economist at Smith College, a private university in Massachusetts, and an outspoken skeptic of the economic benefits of hosting the Olympics. 1,840 more words