Olympic Legacies: Tech Coalition Presents at Conference in London

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Patrick Terranova (MCRP '13), HangYu (MS/UD '13), and Professor of Practice Michael Dobbins presented at the Olympics Legacy International Conference in London, September 4- 6.

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Patrick Terranova (MCRP '13), Hang Yu (MS/UD '13), and Professor of Practice Michael Dobbins each delivered a presentation at the Olympics Legacy International Conference in London, held September 4-6. The conference brought together a diverse group of policymakers, researchers, and institutional represents to discuss the effect of mega-events on their host cities. 

Recent School of City and Regional Planning alumnus Patrick Terranova's presentation focused on the feasibility of Baltimore, Maryland as a host for the 2024 Olympic Games. Terranova's proposal built on his 2013 applied research paper which explored current and best practices of Olympic Park and Athletes Village development and the implications of these practices on a potential Baltimore bid.

A graduate of Georgia Tech and Tongi University, Hang Yu's presentation compared the planning and post-game utilization of Olympic venues in Beijing and Atlanta. While much has been written about these two Olympic Games, the implications of these two mega-events on their respective cities are only just being understood. 

In a similar same vein as Yu, Professor of Practice Michael Dobbins presented his work to-date on a comprehensive assessment of Atlanta's Centennial Olympics. Dobbins' study was done in conjunction with Leon Eplan, Atlanta's former City Planning program director and former Atlanta Commissioner of Planning, and Randy Roark, former Director of Development for the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta. Dobbins also presented on the behalf of Associate Professor Perry Yang a plan for the Kaoshiung World Games of 2009. The plan, the winner of a 2005 international design competition, explored environmentally and economically resilient approaches to larger city development strategies and has carried its momentum into a 2013 studio project at Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning.

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hang yu, London, michael dobbins, Olympics, Olympics Legacy International Conference, patrick terranova
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