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Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africas 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 worlds largest sporting event.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 328
ISBN 10 : 07969-2250-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2250-2
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights

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

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

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

Development
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 Bnit-Gbaffou

Dreams
12 Urban dreams: The 2010 Football World Cup and expectations of benefit in Johannesburg
Andr Czegldy

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

14 The offside rule: Womens bodies in masculinised spaces
Margot Rubin

15 A World Cup and the construction of African reality
Andr Czegldy

16 Synthesis
Udesh Pillay

In 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.

Duration: 8 min 02 sec

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.

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