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Filippo Bignami & Christian Dimmer 
Catalytic Mega-Events 
Tokyo 2020 and Planetary Urban Transformation

Mega events are accelerators of urban transformation with lasting effects on urban environments. In the spotlight of the spectacle these crucial factors are often ignored, deliberately underestimated or underreported. They pertain every aspect of urban living, making mega-events more than instances of ambitious overspending, but ruptures in the established modes of urban production amplifying social and political inequalities. In this volume, authors with different perspectives and from different geographies and disciplines are gathered to create a unique reflection on mega-events at the intersection of culture, sports, planning and politics. Starting from the case of Tokyo 2020, the contributors bring about planetary trajectories of urban transformation today from both a theoretical and empirical perspective.
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Filippo Bignami, born in 1970, holds a Ph D in political and social sciences. He works as senior researcher and lecturer at Fachhochschule Südschweiz, Department of Economics, Health and Social Sciences. His main scientific interest and expertise is in citizenship social and political theories and applied studies on citizenship urban policies and education.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 200 ● ISBN 9783839465196 ● Editor Filippo Bignami & Christian Dimmer ● Publisher transcript Verlag ● City Bielefeld ● Country DE ● Published 2023 ● Edition 1 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 8691421 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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