(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

‘Borrowing’ public space to stage major events : the Greenwich Park controversy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH A. (1) ;
(1) School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Univ. of Westminster, London, ROYAUME-UNI


The paper focuses on Greenwich Park: the equestrian venue during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It analyses the discourses deployed by those seeking to justify and resist the use of the Park as an Olympic venue. Advocates claimed Games organisers were merely borrowing the park to share it with the world. Ultimately, the research highlights the importance and difficulties of regulating high-profile event projects


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no2 [pp. 247-263]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0042098013489746

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