By Ngiste Abebe,Mary Trina Bolton,Maggie Pavelka,Morgan Pierstorff
In 2012, over 4 billion humans tuned in to monitor the London summer season Olympics. because the unmarried greatest mega-event on this planet, the Olympics has the facility to captivate the worldwide mind's eye. lengthy prior to athletes vie for a gold medal, in spite of the fact that, pageant among towns wanting to host the video games kicks off with a rigorous bid procedure. The long and costly exercise to host the Olympics is as high-stakes as any carrying occasion. instead of encouraging towns to chorus from bidding, Bidding for improvement takes a coverage procedure that demanding situations stakeholders to bid responsibly and strategically in pursuit of concrete outcomes.
Every bid urban has the aptitude to speed up long term transportation improvement via a strategic and strong making plans approach. This booklet concentrates at the phenomenon of repeat Olympic bids and the possibilities that could come from bidding, fairly for these towns that by no means win the video games. during this context, Bidding for Development explores the intersection among transportation infrastructure improvement, the Olympic bid method, and the ensuing legacies skilled by way of bid losers. The findings deal with the primary query: how can partaking within the Olympic bid approach speed up transportation improvement whatever the bid result?
In reaction, this booklet offers a Bid Framework outlining how and whilst towns may perhaps use the bid to unite assets, align transportation priorities, and empower leaders to accomplish city improvement ambitions in coaching for the Olympic bid. The Bid Framework is then utilized to 2 case reviews, Manchester and Istanbul, to check each one bid loser's effectiveness in utilizing the bid procedure to catalyze transportation improvement. at the same time, the booklet takes into account how the foreign Olympic Committee’s evolving bid laws and standards relate to city improvement and confident social legacy. Bidding for Development grants actionable concepts for all Olympic stakeholders to enhance the price of the bid approach and transportation advantages past the Games.