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Sydneys 2000 Olympics gave a new dimension to urban regeneration:
Sydneys 2000 Olympics gave a new dimension to urban regeneration:
Sydneys Olympic story
Sydneys Olympic story
Olympic Park 2000
Olympic Park 2000
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
Homebush Bay; its industrial history
The Greenpeace view of sustainability for Sydneys 2000 Olympics
The Greenpeace view of sustainability for Sydneys 2000 Olympics
How well did Sydney match up
How well did Sydney match up
How well did Sydney match up
How well did Sydney match up
How well did Sydney match up
How well did Sydney match up
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
But it wasnt problem-free
And what about social benefits
And what about social benefits
The Olympics and sustainable urban regeneration

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The Olympics and sustainable urban regeneration

The Olympics and sustainable urban regeneration.ppt
1The Olympics and sustainable urban 15armaments depot and toxic waste dump,
regeneration. Bob Digby University College described by a firm of US consultants in
School London. the early 1990s as containing the worst
2Introduction Several Olympic bids now contamination ever seen.
have been used to regenerate urban areas. 16Homebush Bay; its industrial history.
Barcelona began the process in the 2005 Newington suburb: the former Olympic
mid-1980s, and now Londons vision for Village. In the 1990s, dioxin pollution
2012 is the regeneration of one of the here was 6500x the safe limit for humans.
poorest parts of the UK. Developments like Bob Digby.
this are Usually large-scale Developed 17Sydneys bid was all about clean-up
centrally by governments with a mix of or remediation of a previously
private capital and government investment. contaminated industrial site. One firm of
Presented as projects for environmental US consultants described Homebush Bay in
remediation (e.g. Sydney 2000) or the early 1990s as the most contaminated
socio-economic regeneration (e.g. London site in the southern hemisphere
2012). Greenpeace emphasised a number of aspects
3But are such urban flagship of Green or sustainable development
developments sustainable? Properly when they put together the winning bid for
analysed, they can us to understand how the 2000 Olympics. Their criteria that
and why urban developments might be they used are shown in the next slide.
considered sustainable or not. This These criteria they believe form the
presentation asks whether these kinds of basis of any green development.
regeneration are successful; i.e. do 18The Greenpeace view of sustainability
they achieve what they set out to achieve? for Sydneys 2000 Olympics. Submitted as
truly representative of what we mean by part of a competitive design bid by
sustainability? Greenpeace Australia for the worlds first
4Sydneys 2000 Olympics gave a new Green Games.
dimension to urban regeneration: Olympic 19So how well did Sydney match up to
projects were seen as a way of its intentions? The next slides consider
regenerating urban areas Environmental some of the environmental, economic and
transformation could take place in parts social issues. Then you can decide for
of Sydney that were polluted with toxic yourself! Were Sydneys Green principles
waste Sustainable principles were kept to?
applied to produce Sydneys so-called 20Before that you have to do some
Green Olympics. Greenpeace. research into 3 groups! Environmental
5This is what the IOC say .. their group Type in Homebush Bay clean up into
criteria for sustainable development. The Google and follow the links especially
Olympics should provide sustainable the Greenpeace link and
environmental legacies, such as http://homepage.mac.com/herinst/sbeder/Sea
rehabilitated and revitalized sites, ch-Olympics.html Economic group: Type in
increased environmental awareness, economic impacts Sydney Olympics into
improved environmental policies and Google and follow the links Social group:
practices, further encouragement and Type in social impacts Sydney Olympics
facilitation of strong environmental into Google and follow the links Research
actions, technology and product these web links and feed back.
development in a city, country and beyond, 21
through the educational value of good 22How well did Sydney match up? Extract
example.. Source IOC website (2005) from Greenpeace Olympic Report 17
Mission Statement. (1999). There were real environmental
6According to the IOC: To be success stories .. Previously, only
successful, the Olympics should have incineration processes could break down
environmental protection and, more dioxins, often creating as much
importantly, sustainability as prime contamination as they broke down.
elements of Games planning and operations. Greenpeace.
positive legacies that last well beyond 23How well did Sydney match up? It had
the Olympics themselves. Source IOC important economic impacts - 1. Source:
website (2005) Mission Statement. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2001 Evaluation).
7The Olympics: a major commitment. 24How well did Sydney match up? It had
There are 7 years from the time a city is important economic impacts - 2. Source:
awarded the Olympics in which to prepare PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2001 Evaluation).
Schedules are tight and difficult to meet 25Sydneys Olympics therefore did three
e.g. 2004 Athens Olympics The Olympics things for sustainable development The
involve host cities in massive investment Olympics showed that it was possible to
and expense; costs are substantial, and remediate polluted brownfield sites as
implications great, e.g. for mass tourism part of the regeneration process They
and accommodation. showed that it was possible to stick to
8The Olympics - a major undertaking. sustainable principles and to make money
E.g. The 16 days of the London 2012 Games at the same time; Sydneys were among the
will involve - 11 000 athletes in 300 very few Olympics to make a profit c)
events, with 5000-6000 coaches & Urban Development could stick to and
officials, attended by 4000-5000 other develop further sustainable principles
members of the Olympic community. Over such as the use of recyclable water, use
7000 sponsors. In the Paralympics alone, of non-toxic building materials etc.
4000 athletes and 2500 officials, without compromising anyones standard of
equivalent to Manchesters Commonwealth living.
Games in 2003. 20 000 newspaper, radio, 26But it wasnt problem-free! The high
TV, & internet journalists. Over 9 costs of producing the Games in Sydney
million tickets in total, and 500,000 meant that certain green principles
spectators a day at events in and around might not be applied. They meant that
London 63 000 operational personnel, of costs would have to be met by sponsorship
whom 47 000 will be volunteers, e.g. as from large companies who might not agree
stewards, marshals, and drivers. with green principles. Greenpeace.
9So the economic agenda is strong and 27But it wasnt problem-free! Coca Cola
powerful Host cities have to be able to and McDonalds were two of Sydneys
balance budgets; huge costs versus the biggest sponsors.
revenue benefits. Costs e.g. Land 28And what about social benefits? 1.
purchase, Construction of stadia, and Throughout recent Olympics, social issues
transport infrastructure, and of hosting have tended to be ignored There is clear
the Games themselves (e.g. security) evidence that socially vulnerable and
Benefits Direct Revenue from ticket lower income groups tend to suffer in the
sales, TV rights, and company sponsorships run-up to the Olympics. The cost of the
e.g. to supply drinks or food. Indirect Homebush Bay clean up forced the sale of
Land values after re-development. However, the Olympic Village housing at market
other indirect benefits may help make a rates, rather than creating a pool of
profit: E.g. tourist spending in hotels, affordable housing, as initially planned.
restaurants, VAT etc. Rent increases in the suburbs closest to
10Sydneys Olympic story. Bob Digby. the Olympic Park in Sydney were higher
11Olympic Park 2000. Facilities were all than elsewhere, and boarding house
together on one site; learning from accommodation (used in Australia for those
mistakes made at Barcelona in 1992 where who need secure accommodation) was
traffic congestion brought gridlock re-vamped to accommodate paying
because facilities were spread over the backpackers instead of people who are
city. Google Earth. normally housed there.
12But Homebush Bay had an industrial 29And what about social benefits? 2.
history that made regeneration costly and 30So in judging socially sustainable
difficult. principles, decide whether the following
13Homebush Bay; its industrial history. principles are applied: Do the lowest paid
4 Wilsons Park a former coal gas plant, have the same rights of access and
closed in the 1970s, turned into a park, opportunities as the rest of the
but closed in the 1990s due to pollution. population? 2 Have local communities been
2 Former brickworks - an eyesore. 5 involved in deciding what happens in major
worst of all, Union Carbide (Australia) flagship schemes? Will the least well
had a chemical plant here heavily off be able to benefit from, and not be
polluted with dioxins. 1 Newington sidelined by, benefits of flagship
armaments Dump toxins and heavy metals. schemes? Have budgets for health and
3 Olympic Stadium site was a former education been spent as they should have
landfill site contaminated with household been and not been diverted into the
waste. Google Earth. Olympics?
14Homebush Bay; its industrial history. 31To conclude! In 2000, Greenpeace gave
Wilsons Park polluted by a former coal Sydney just 5 out of 10 for the way that
gas plant. Newington a former armaments it adhered its sustainable principles.
dump. Bob Digby. What do you think? What would you give?
15Homebush Bay; its industrial history. Try the exercises and see how well Sydney
Newington in 2006 - the site of a former scores.
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