World Cup musings

Posted: July 26, 2010 in urban development
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This early, Brazil is laying down the ground work to mobilise the World Cup crowd in 2014. A total of 12 cities will host the soccer matches. The transportation network will be one of the boosts for the many cities in Brazil.

I personally am interest in the effects of big sporting events to a city, such as the World Cup and the Olympics. Offhand, the physical changes are obvious, a stadium, an Olympic city, hotels, etc. are propped up in record speed. Usually the financial burden is huge, but the return of investment is supposed to be worth it. South Africa will be a city under scrutiny, now that the World Cup 2010 is over. The city vindicated itself for successfully holding the event, despite its many detractors. The city can complement and literally build up on its newer infrastructure in case it  wins an Olympic bid.

If you want more in-depth analysis on the topic, Nate Berg, specifically blogs about the cities and global sports events.

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