Olympic Urbanism II: Winter Games

This module investigates the civic aspirations and spatial expressions of sports facilities, athletes\’ villages, transportation and other infrastructure built to accommodate the Winter Olympic Games. It builds on a theoretical and analytic framework developed in Olympic Infrastructure I: Summer Games (Spring 2009): – history of the winter games and the rise of its civic agenda;- how cultural influences shape the nature of infrastructure required;- the importance of infrastructure in the host city selection process; – approaches to spatial planning for the winter games; – winter games finance and techniques for funding infrastructure; – the role of the winter games in fostering innovations in architecture and engineering; – the influence of the sustainability discourse on ???greening the games???; and- adapting facilities for post-games use.