Olympic Urbanism: Past, Present Future

Olympic Urbanism: Past, Present Future
Andrew Smith, John Gold, Margaret Gold

Smith, A., Gold, J. R., & Gold, M. M. (2024). Olympic urbanism: past, present and future. Planning Perspectives, 39(3), 487–499. https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2024.2344598

The urbanization of the Olympic Games and the continuing evolution of the IOC-host city relationship invites deeper consideration of Olympic urbanism and its role in shaping multiple cities across the world. This special issue of Planning Perspectives takes up this challenge, placing particular emphasis on planning histories and historiographies. The timing of its publication in 2024 is significant. Besides being the year that celebrates the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, 2024 marks the centenary of the previous Paris Summer Olympics and of the first ever Winter Olympic Games at Chamonix in France’s Haute-Savoie