The Role of Environmental Issues in Mega-Events Planning and Management Processes: Which Factors Count?
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Mega-events produce a number of long-term consequences on the host territory, both positive and negative (Roche 1994). An event has the capacity to radically change the surrounding territory, in a manner unparalleled by other factors in modern society (e.g. Roche 2003). The opportunities for development provided by mega-events, however, are contrasted with the fact that the concentration of a high number of people and activities within very limited areas (often a single site) constitutes a source of profound stress for the surrounding environment, as demonstrated, for instance, by the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics (Cantelon & Letters 2000).
KeywordsOlympic Game Environmental Management System Event Planning Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Tool
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