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Development and Dreams

The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup

Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson, Orli Bass (eds)

Format168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 1007969-2250-0
ISBN 13978-07969-2250-2
Publish Year2009
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Development and Dreams :: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World CupFree DownloadDevelopment and Dreams :: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup
PodcastIn this first part of a four-part podcast package, Dr Udesh Pillay, executive director of the Centre for Service Delivery at the HSRC and a co-editor of the volume, explains the central hypothesis with which the book began and his co-editor, Dr Orli Bass, looks at the intangible benefits that the World Cup may offer South Africa. To access the other three parts click here.

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Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africa’s hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is held that here lies the greatest potential benefit of the 2010 World Cup – a repudiation of Afropessimism and an assertion of a contemporary African identity both at home and on a global stage.

The contributors to this volume, both academics and practitioners, provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the probable consequences of the World Cup for the economy of South Africa and its cities, on infrastructure development, and on the projection of African culture and identity.

Attention is given to a range of topics including the management, costs and benefits associated with the 2010 World Cup, the uncertain economic and employment benefits, venue selection, and investment in infrastructure, tourism and fan parks. The contributors then explore the less tangible hopes, dreams and aspirations associated with the 2010 World Cup and interrogate what it means to talk about an African Cup, African culture and identity.

Academics, policy-makers and the reading public will find this book an invaluable companion as South Africa prepares to host the world’s largest sporting event.


The Build-up
1 Introduction
Richard Tomlinson, Orli Bass and Udesh Pillay

2 The road to Africa: South Africa’s hosting of the ‘African’ World Cup
Justin van der Merwe

3 Managing the alchemy of the 2010 Football World Cup
Glynn Davies

4 South Africa 2010: Initial dreams and sobering economic perspectives
Stan du Plessis and Wolfgang Maennig

5 Mega-events as a response to poverty reduction: The 2010 World Cup and urban development
Udesh Pillay and Orli Bass

6 Anticipating 2011
Richard Tomlinson

7 Venue selection and the 2010 World Cup: A case study of Cape Town
Kamilla Swart and Urmilla Bob

8 Sport, mega-events and urban tourism: Exploring the patterns, constraints and prospects of the 2010 World Cup
Scarlett Cornelissen

9 The 2010 World Cup and the rural hinterland: Maximising advantage from mega-events
Doreen Atkinson

10 Public viewing areas: Urban interventions in the context of mega-events
Christoph Haferburg, Theresa Golka and Marie Selter

11 In the shadow of 2010: Democracy and displacement in the Greater Ellis Park Development project
Claire Bénit-Gbaffou

12 Urban dreams: The 2010 Football World Cup and expectations of benefit in Johannesburg
André Czeglédy

13 Aiming for Africa: Durban, 2010 and notions of African urban identity
Orli Bass

14 The offside rule: Women’s bodies in masculinised spaces
Margot Rubin

15 A World Cup and the construction of African reality
André Czeglédy

16 Synthesis
Udesh Pillay

About the Author/s

Dr Udesh Pillay is Executive Director of the Centre for Service Delivery at the HSRC. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the HSRC, he was Head of the Delimitation and Planning Directorate of the Independent Electoral Commission and prior to that, a senior manager at The Centre for Development and Enterprise.

Professor Richard Tomlinson is Chair of Urban Planning in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, he was Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. Some of the research for this volume was conducted while he was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution and at the New School University. At the time that this book was being completed he was on sabbatical and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University.

Dr Orli Bass is with the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Service Delivery at the HSRC. She holds a PhD in Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town. Her areas of research interest include the relationships between cities and culture; representations of Africa and its cities; and mega-events and cities.


“Post-apartheid South Africa’s first, major, opening-gambit on the global roulette wheel of international sporting events and marketing exposure happens in 2010.What are the likely costs and benefits, and the social issues? This book includes a balanced and largely unsentimental mix of assessments of South Africa’s prospects in these regards. It is based upon the most important independent research on this subject.”
- Dr Jeff McCarthy, Senior Consultant, Centre for Development and Enterprise

“At this moment of economic crisis, political transition and deepening social polarisation, the 2010 World Cup represents a barbed opportunity for South Africa. Given what is at stake, we owe a huge debt to the authors of this comprehensive, engaged and creative work. I have no doubt it will become the touchstone of a much needed national conversation that should be read by all concerned.”
- Prof Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

“A solid contribution to a variety of fields of research on mega-events that introduces new perspectives with a uniquely South African angle and an important record of research which will contribute substantially to encouraging further public and academic engagement on the path to 2010 and beyond.”
- Glen Robbins, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal and freelance consultant on regional and local economic development

"I would like to reiterate the value and importance of Development and Dreams. The book offers an important contribution to the existing literatures on mega-events, especially in its focus on the African continent and in the rich empirical insights it provides."

- Francisco R. Klauser, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Volume 34 Number 3, September 2010

Click on the links below to read the reviews:

Media Coverage: SUNDAY TIMES (Third Edition)~07 Mar 2010~p6 - Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup

Media Coverage: DAILY NEWS ~08 Mar 2010~p1 - Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup

Media Coverage: Development & Dreams / Cape Times 22 July 2009

Online Media Coverage: Development & Dreams / 2010 Project

See attached (Pg 4) for review of Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 football world cup by Sarah Jane-Bosch

Journal Review - Peripherie 117 -- 30 . pp 116-120 - Development and Dreams

Review IJURR - Development and Dreams September 2010



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