Sport and Urban Space in Europe

Facilities, Industries, Identities


Author: Thierry Terret,Sandra Heck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317435710

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 170

View: 1934

Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a three-fold approach. A first thematic group of researches ranges around "Sport Development and Urban Spaces", exploring the impact of the city on the rise of sport. A second focal point is related to "Sport Policies and Local Identities" with a special attention given to the making of sport venues and competitions in the making of urban identity. A third thematic group includes studies on "Sport Facilities, Engineers and Workers". The articulation of the three parts builds a unique contribution to the process of identity making at a European level. This book was published a sa special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sport, Recreation and Green Space in the European City


Author: Peter Clark,Marjaana Niemi,Jari Niemelä

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9522221627

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 7076

Green space has become a major issue in European cities in recent years as a result of enhanced environmental awareness, urban marketing, planning policy and growing population densities. Up to now, however, the subject of sports areas and grounds has attracted little research, despite the fact that since the First World War such public and private areas - from football pitches and running tracks to golf courses and tennis courts - have often comprised one of the most important and extensive types of green space in the European city. This book presents a pioneering comparative and multidisciplinary analysis of the development, use and impact of sports areas in the European city from the start of the 20th century up to the present time. Employing a range of historical, spatial and ecological approaches it examines when and why sports areas evolved, the contribution of municipalities and the private sector, the role of gender and class, and the impact on the urban landscape and ecology. Chapters cover urban sports areas in Finland, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, illustrating the contrasts in the provision of green space across Europe.

The European City and Green Space

London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, 1850–2000


Author: Peter Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351890352

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2272

Recent years have seen sustained public debate and controversy over the 'greening' of European cities, associated with the environmental movement, pressures of urban redevelopment, and the promotional strategies of cities competing in a global market. But the European debate over urban green space has a long history dating back to Victorian concerns for the 'green lungs' of the city to combat the health and social problems caused by rapid population and industrial growth. This book explores the multiplicity of green space developments in the modern city - ranging over parks and commons, garden suburbs and the cities in the park, allotment gardens, green belts and national urban parks. It is concerned not only with the different types of green space but the many influences shaping their evolution, from international planning ideas, to the rise of modern-day sport and leisure, and the effects of the transport revolution. No less vital in this story is the interaction of the many actors involved in the often fractious political process of creating green spaces - architects and planners, politicians, developers and other businessmen, NGOs and local residents. This volume is particularly concerned with contexts: how international planning ideas are transmitted and adapted in different European cities; how the construction of green space is affected by local power structures and relationships; and how ordinary people perceive and use green spaces, quite often at variance with official designs. The European City and Green Space looks at these and other issues through the prism of four metropoles - London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg. All represent different types of North European city, yet each has experienced distinctive economic, political and cultural trajectories, whilst also facing powerful challenges and problems of similar kinds with regard to green space. This volume examines how each has responded to them and what patterns emerge.


Stadträume in Europa


Author: Sophie Wolfrum

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038215449

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

View: 7885

Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, bei jedem Eingriff in die räumliche Struktur öffentlicher städtischer Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Komposition und den räumlichen Qualitäten von Plätzen. Auf welche Weise sind die wesentlichen Elemente beteiligt: Dimension, Proportion, Ausrichtung, Geschlossenheit, Zugänge, Schwerpunkt- und Randausbildung sowie Oberflächen und Materialien? Wie tragen sie zum Charakter eines Stadtraumes bei, der sich zur Identifikation der Bewohner anbietet? Für aktuelle Entwürfe unterstützt der Vergleich mit historischen Beispielen die Vorstellung räumlicher Wirkung. Ähnlich einem Grundrissatlas für Gebäude ermöglicht es der Platzatlas, räumliche Bedingungen für Bewegung und Aufenthalt anhand vergleichbarer existierender Plätze einzuschätzen. Für die meisten Rahmenbedingungen (Form, Größe, Lage, Topographie usw.) können Planer hier ein Vergleichsbeispiel finden. 70 europäische Plätze werden mit den wichtigsten Charakteristika in Schwarzplan, Grundriss, Schnitt und Axonometrie in einheitlichem Maßstab präsentiert und erläutert.

Sport Sciences in Europe 1993


Author: Joachim Mester,European Network of Sport Sciences in Higher Education,Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 9783891242223

Category: Science

Page: 664

View: 4954

"SLPE" is mainly reserved for congress volumes, which are published in English and which give a general idea of international developments in sport and sport science. Apart from congress papers "SLPE" is open to further scientific reports, discourses and essays about sport and sport science. This volume includes a wide range of articles concerning sport sciences. Four fields are touched throughout the collected papers: I. Leisure and Recreational Sport II. Elite Sport III. Adapted Physical Activity and IV. Physical Education.

Revisiting Youth Political Participation

Challenges for Research and Democratic Practice in Europe


Author: Joerg Forbrig

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287156549

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 4758

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology


Author: Ian Douglas,David Goode,Mike Houck,Rusong Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136883401

Category: Reference

Page: 688

View: 6056

The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land and sewers. Urban areas have a high biodiversity and nature within cities provides many ecosystem services including cooling the urban area, reducing urban flood risk, filtering pollutants, supplying food, and providing accessible recreation. Yet, protecting urban nature faces competition from other urban land uses. The Handbook of Urban Ecology analyses this biodiversity and complexity and provides the science to guide policy and management to make cities more attractive, more enjoyable, and better for our own health and that of the planet. This Handbook contains 50 interdisciplinary contributions from leading academics and practitioners from across the world to provide an in-depth coverage of the main elements of practical urban ecology. It is divided into six parts, dealing with the philosophies, concepts and history of urban ecology; followed by consideration of the biophysical character of the urban environment and the diverse habitats found within it. It then examines human relationships with urban nature, the health, economic and environmental benefits of urban ecology before discussing the methods used in urban ecology and ways of putting the science into practice. The Handbook offers a state-of the art guide to the science, practice and value of urban ecology. The engaging contributions provide students and practitioners with the wealth of interdisciplinary information needed to manage the biota and green landscapes in urban areas.

The City in Cultural Context


Author: John Agnew,John Mercer,David Sopher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135667152

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 8943

Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century. For further information on this collection please email [email protected]

Governance, Citizenship and the New European Football Championships

The European Spectacle


Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter,Georg Spitaler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317988779

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 545

Over the past decade, European football has seen tremendous changes impacting upon its international framework as well as local traditions and national institutions. Processes of Europeanization in the fields of economy and politics provided the background for transformations of the production and consumption of football on a transnational scale. In the course of such rearrangements, football tournaments like the UEFA Championship or the European Champions League turned into mega-events and media spectacles attracting ever-growing audiences. The experience of participating in these events offers some of the very few occasions for the display and embodiment of identities within a European context. This volume takes the 2008 EUROs hosted by Austria and Switzerland as a case study to analyze the political and cultural significance of the tournament from a multidisciplinary angle. What are the special features and spatial arrangements of a UEFAesque Europe, in comparison to alternative possibilities of a Europe? Situating the sport tournament between interpretations of collective European ritual and European spectacle, the key research question will ask what kind of Europe was represented in the cultural, political and economic manifestations of the 2008 EUROs. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Music-City. Sports-City. Leisure-City.

A reader on different concepts of culture, creative industries and urban regeneration attempts.


Author: Alexander Bergmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364012507X

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 8721

Anthology from the year 2008 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, University of Weimar (Institut für Europäische Urbanistik ), 333 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Music-City. Sports-City. Leisure-City.’ is the latest publication from the Europäisches Institut für Urbanistik at the Bauhaus University Weimar. It is a contemporary examination of the role that culture plays in the urban environment and in its development. The book’s genesis derives from two seminars held at the institute, led by PhD candidate Alexander Bergmann, dealing with the same topic and it consists of a collection of essays primarily assembled from the students partaking in the seminar. It is broad in both its range and scope, first laying down a theoretical foundation exploring the historical and critical role of culture in the city, followed by a more current assessment of culture-led urban development around the world. The book concludes with the description of four proposed projects for Sheffield, where the students were assigned hypothetical scenarios for the city and asked to propose solutions. The book’s strength draws from the diversity of its contributors, trained architects, planners and academics hailing from cities across the globe. Contemporary urban cultural issues, such as graffiti, hip-hop, skateboarding and the creative classes, are approached with fresh new perspectives. The cities of Sheffield, Chemnitz and Essen are put under the cultural spotlight as we learn about the growing hip-hop movement in the former GDR, industrial cultural beauty in the Rhine-Ruhr Region and a cultural industry quarter in the heart of England’s steel city. In the final section, we are taken on a fantastical tour of possible futures for the city of Sheffield. o Will the city transform itself into a city of networked slides? o Will the youth congregate around spontaneous i-pod car parties? o How could a company like Apple help restore industrial heritage while building a clustered specialised high-tech community of its own? o What role could companies like Nike and Adidas play in supporting a healthy active lifestyle for Sheffielders? The book promises to be an exciting trek through this cultural cityscape. It is illustrated by one of Germany’s famous graffiti artists – Hamburg based CIDE.

Physical Activity and Health in Europe

Evidence for Action


Author: Nick Cavill,Sonja Kahlmeier,Francesca Racioppi

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9289013877

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 34

View: 6197

This booklet is written for European policy-makers and leaders from different sectors that can promote physical activity, including health, sports and recreation, transport, employment, urban planning, education and the mass media. It sets out the facts about health-enhancing physical activity, provides examples of action already being taken, highlights the contributions that can be made by health and other sectors and makes the case for concerted action across the WHO European Region.

Urban Tourism

The Visitor Economy and the Growth of Large Cities


Author: Christopher M. Law

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 5939

Christopher Law examines every aspect of the relationship between tourism and large cities, covering such issues as why tourists visit cities, why cities want tourists, how cities make tourism happen and how tourism impacts on cities and their inhabitants. The book incorporates theoretical insights while also providing descriptions and interpretations of tourism at work in large cities in Europe, North America and other continents.

Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe

Day-to-Day History


Author: Jurgita Šiaučiūnaitė-Verbickienė,Larisa Lempertienė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806226

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 7562

This volume is a compilation of articles written by renowned scholars and promising young researchers, in which the Jewish space is revealed as diverse forms of life and relations that developed in the rich context of urbanism, social life, leisure and economic activities, and coexistence with the non-Jewish world. Having undergone various transformations, the Jewish space has preserved its authenticity and individuality. In the book, the Jewish space is analysed in a wide chronological perspective from the viewpoint of literature, history, architecture and social relations. This volume will be of interest to anyone interested in various forms of entertainment (sports, leisure, cabaret parties), living, participation in social life, reading and writing of Jews in Eastern European towns and shtetls in the 19th and early 20th century.

Topography and Literature

Berlin and Modernism


Author: Reinhard Zachau

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862340597

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 1853

Die Beiträge der gleichnamigen Tagung an der University of the South in Tennessee, USA, untersuchen die Beziehung zwischen der Auswirkung des Berliner Stadtraums auf künstlerische Darstellungen. In einem ersten Teil werden die Wilhelminischen Stadtsymbole und die einsetzende moderne Stadtplanung in Beziehung zu Berliner Flaneuren wie Georg Hermann und Robert Walser gebracht. Der Schwerpunkt des Bandes liegt im zweiten Teil, wo die Auswirkungen der Stadtplanung auf Kunst und Literatur im Berlin der Weimarzeit im Mittelpunkt stehen. In diesem Teil zeigen eine Reihe von Einzeldarstellungen Aspekte der Wechselwirkung von Raum und Kunstprodukt u. a. bei Otto Dix, Walter Ruttmann, Hans Fallada und Alfred Döblin. Den Abschluss bilden Beiträge über das Fortwirken von Weimars Moderne in der heutigen Zeit.

Transitions of Youth Citizenship in Europe

Culture, Subculture and Identity


Author: Andy Furlong,Irena Guidikova

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287144300

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 8301

The book explores issues relating to contemporary youth cultures and citizenship within modern European societies. The papers presented discuss the structural inequalities and social disadvantage which often undermine youth citizenship, and consider how subculture activities influence the development of youth action, initiative and social responsibility. The case studies include: animal rights activists in Sweden; hip-hop music culture in France; rural youth in the UK; the influence of the media and mobile communications upon young people's experiences; the role of the family and peer groups; and gender issues and developments in the educational achievements of young women.

Worldwide Experiences and Trends in Sport for All


Author: Lamartine Pereira da Costa,Ana Miragaya

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 792

View: 2266

This collective volume contributes to a growing debate concerning the extent to which we are now living in a global society shaped by sport in addition to economy, technology and so on. It covers 36 countries from five continents, analyzed by 87 contributors, so it offers a large comparative study. It is also a data bank of national information resources for students, researchers, policy-makers, sports leaders and managers. By means of a standard framework used in all chapters, the collected data from national cases on history, management and culture of sport provide interpretations of marketing, sponsorship, finance, target groups, settings for activities, strategy of promotion and social changes as related to Sport for All. This cross-national approach seeks to offer adequate meaning to the practices of each country, stimulating further research on specific themes of physical activities for health and leisure, either in affluent or poor social conditions. The concluding chapter lays the groundwork of Sport for All.

Sport als städtisches Ereignis


Author: Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung. Arbeitstagung,Christian Koller (Dr. phil.),Janina Gruhner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports

Page: 258

View: 3657

The City in Time and Space


Author: Aidan Southall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521784320

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

View: 3928

This ambitious study treats urbanization and urbanism all over the world, and from the earliest times to the present. Professor Southall, a pioneer in the study of African cities, discusses the urban centers of ancient, medieval and modern cities. Drawing on an historical and comparative perspective, he offers a fresh analysis of world urbanization in the contemporary period of globalization. Throughout the book, he emphasizes the enduring paradox of the city, which juxtaposes splendid cultural productions with the poverty and deprivation of the majority.