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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What if we converted Olympic venues into schools?

It is not enough to build temporary Olympic stadia and arena to lower the costs of mega-events . Rio de Janeiro is going one step further.

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This week on Metropolist: Cape Town for mega-events?

During the third episode of Metropolist we explore whether Cape Town should bid for future mega-events, and what it needs to think about to extract the maximum legacy.

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Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul battle for 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul go head to head to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We provide a summary of the venue concept of each bid city.

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Rio de Janeiro – A city leaps forward

Rio de Janeiro is getting ready to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A Sports Park Embraced by the City: The park is laterally and longitudinally traversed by countless paths at different scales, of which one of the best-used is a cycle route that confers a real speed advantage to bike commuters. 
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Case Study: Guy Briggs and the Olympic Park Strategy

A review of the extensive planning behind the London Olympic Park and the Lower Lea Valley regeneration

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Olympic Fun: Relive the magic inside London’s Olympic Venues with 360 degree views

Already miss the Olympic Games? Go inside the Olympic venues with a 360 degree view. Global Assignment by Getty Images and Henry Stuart brings the magic of the Olympic venues and moments to your computer screen.

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Barcelona, and the journey of urban transformation

The urban transformation of Barcelona, while accelerated by the hosting of the Olympic Games, began more than a decade before 1992, as a new democracy dawned on a once lesser known Spanish city. Here is a brief look at the journey of the now iconic Olympic city.

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Archives: Cape Town’s 2004 Olympic bid venues

Browse through the venues that Cape Town had proposed as part of its bid for the 2004 Olympic Games.

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What if Cape Town had won its bid to host the Olympic Games?

From housing facilities to new events venues to public transport updates, Future Cape Town’s MD Rashiq Fataar considers how Cape Town’s 1997 Olympic bid proposal would have affected the Mother City.

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In 180 seconds: Barcelona’s Olympic transformation

Watch a 3 minute “time-lapse” of Barcelona’s urban and physical transformation before the 1992 Olympic Games.