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Comparing the city of Manchester, ten years after it hosted the Commonwealth Games, with London - host to the Olympic Games in 2012, this two day workshop invites critical inter-disciplinary discussion and evaluation of the legacies of sporting mega-events for post-industrial British cities.

The workshop is funded by the new Urban Experiments research theme at CRESC and brings together twelve academics whose research is concerned, in various ways, with exploring the socio-economic, political and material transformations brought about by post-industrialisation and/or sporting mega events billed as catalysts for urban regeneration.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Raco, Professor of Urban and Regional Governance, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, London.
  • Dr Adam Brown, Director and founder member of Substance research cooperative, Manchester
  • Professor John Gold, Department of History, Philosophy and Religion - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.
  • Professor John Horne, Professor of Sport and Sociology, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Larissa Davies, Senior Research Fellow Sport Industry Research Centre Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr. Andrew Smith, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
  • Dr James Kennell, Director Economic Development Resource Centre, University of Greenwich Business School.
  • Camilla Lewis, PhD candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
  • Beth Carley, PhD candidate, Cathy Marsh Centre for Survey and Social Research, University of Manchester
  • Gillian Evans, RCUK Research Fellow, CRESC, University of Manchester
  • Allan Cochrane, Professor of Urban Studies, Social Sciences, Open University

Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), University of Manchester

A Sporting Chance: the legacies of mega-events for post-industrial British cities

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from 23/05/2012
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