INI439H1: Cities and Mega-events: Place-making, Contestation and Urban Citizenship

Hours: 
24S

Mega-events, like the Olympics, give cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world, but the production of television-friendly urban images do much to obscure the processes, compromises and social consequences in host cities. These events are powerful tools for city branding. They are also potential opportunities for social movements and other groups and individuals to highlight their own sets of concerns. This course will explore the challenges and opportunities that cities face in hosting such events.

Prerequisite: 

12.0 FCEs

Exclusion: 

INI430H1 (topic of same name in 2013-14), INI332H1, INI432H1 (2016)

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)