Urban Planning for the 2010 Winter Olympics Term Paper by ABCs

Urban Planning for the 2010 Winter Olympics
An examination of the urban planning projects surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver.
# 112985 | 2,112 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2009 in Economics (National) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues)

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This paper discusses the series of capital projects surrounding the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia and analyzes the controversy surrounding the projects. The paper first describes the role of the federal and provincial governments in funding these projects. The paper then discusses upgrading the freeway between Vancouver and Whistler (the two host sites), venue construction and a new light rail ("Skytrain") link between downtown Vancouver and the airport.

Table of Contents:
Factual Statement
Analysis: Accountability
Analysis: The Decision to Bid

From the Paper:

"The last key lesson from this case regarding public accountability is to explicitly delineate projects when faced with multifaceted capital investment decisions. This project comprised on several components that were not laid out in the original budget plans. It could be reasonably argued that some of these were inevitable regardless of the Olympics. Expanding the light rail to the airport puts the city on par with most other global cities. The Sea-to-Sky Highway has long been subject to landslides and an inordinately high accident rate and thus was in need of improvement. But the question of whether or not these projects should be considered independently of this particular capital investment has confused the situation, leading to misunderstanding amongst the citizens on an issue with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars at stake."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • No author. (n.d.) The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. City Mayors Sports Report. Retrieved June 18, 2008 from http://www.citymayors.com/canada/vancouver_olympics.html
  • McIntyre, Sarah. (2005). Budget Failure Practically Built into the Olympics. 2010 Watch. Retrieved June 18, 2008 from http://2010watch.com/articles/2005/ctfbcdec05.html
  • VANOC press release Sept 27, 2006. Retrieved June 18, 2008 from http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/OrganizingCommittee/MediaCentre/NewsReleases/2006/09/27/40764_0609271511-723
  • No author. (2007). Vanoc 2010 to Increase Transparency and Accountability. SportsBusiness Retrieved June 18, 2008 from http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/161853/vanoc-2010-to-increase-transparency-and-accountability
  • Mitchell, Andrew. (2008). Five Ring Circus Coming to Town. Pique Newsmagazine. Retrieved June 18, 2008 from http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/pique/index.php?content=Five+ring+circus+1521

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APA Format

Urban Planning for the 2010 Winter Olympics (2009, March 15) Retrieved October 01, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/urban-planning-for-the-2010-winter-olympics-112985/

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"Urban Planning for the 2010 Winter Olympics" 15 March 2009. Web. 01 October. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/urban-planning-for-the-2010-winter-olympics-112985/>