Note: Sample below may appear distorted but all corresponding word document files contain proper formattingExcerpt from Essay:
As the city council was making its preparations to host the Olympics, various groups militated for the negative effects the endeavor would generate upon the city. They cited the necessity to invest large amounts of money from the national budget, which means that other charitable events and endeavors would be left aside. Another limitation is given by the fact that throughout the 17 days games, the businesses not directly involved in the Olympics might suffer disturbances. Finally, the third major argument was given by the possibility that the massive investments made in improving the city's infrastructure might prove worthless in the future, as these newly created facilities would not be otherwise used (Economics Help, 2007).
Despite these fears however, Salt Lake City benefited largely from the developments made in infrastructure, generally referred to as the Olympic legacy facilities. These include locations such as the Utah Olympic Park, the Soldier Hollow or the Utah Olympic Oval, which "offer an array of activities for people of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Whether you are a recreational enthusiast, developing athlete, spectator or tourist, we encourage you to "Get Up & Go!" For a unique Olympic experience" (Website of the State of Utah, 2009). While the first two facilities are used for the same events as throughout the Olympics, the Utah Olympic Oval has been transformed from a skating ring into a facility offering (aside skating possibilities), weight facilities, gymnasiums or swimming pools. All of the facilities built or improved with the occasion f hosting the Olympic Games were transformed for the benefit of the local communities and now host various activities, such as skating or skiing. "Each venue has been transformed into a community facility, open year-round to the public for post-Games usage. There are introductory Olympic winter sports programs, public skating on "The Fastest Ice on Earth," tours of the Olympic facilities, tubing, cross-country skiing, public bobsled rides, ski jumping and freestyle aerial shows, 2002 Games exhibit and the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum" (Website of the State of Utah, 2009). This will lead to the economic development of the region as new tourist will be attracted to the region. Foremost, the Olympics generated a televised publicity of the beautiful landscape, which is expected to turn Utah into a winter destination.
Aside the future usage of the sports facilities and the economic gains they generate, the city has also benefited from the multifunctional usage of other locations. In this order of ideas, the buildings constructed to hold the participants and the guests to the Olympics will become housing facilities for the students at the Utah University. In addition, the equipments (including furniture and computers) used in the games will be purchased by local schools and governments (VOA News, 2002).
The modern day cities strive to become engaged in events that consolidate their position onto the international map. An event that could achieve this is the Olympics and after various failed attempts, Salt Lake City managed to host these games in 2002. The city prepared for seven years for the winter sports and encountered numerous challenges in doing so. Despite the difficulties however, SLC succeeded in its endeavor and its urban geography gained tremendously. The roads infrastructure was significantly improved; new buildings and facilities were constructed (which are today used for various operations); the local economy and tourism increased.
Clark, D., 1982, Urban Geography: An Introductory Guide, Taylor & Francis
Findling, J.E., Pelle, K.D., 2004, Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Revised Edition, Greenwood Publishing Group
Garner, R., 2008, Olympics, Website of NASA, http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/olympics/index.htmllastaccessed on March 2, 2009
Harpst, T.P., the Salt Lake City Olympic Experience Downtown Transportation and City Impact Highlights, Retrieved at http://nexus.umn.edu/Courses/pa8202/Salt%20Lake%20City%20Olympics%20Downtown%20Transportation%20and%20City%20Impact%20Highlights.pdfonMarch 2, 2009
Lee, S., 2001, Salt Lake City Bid Scandal, News AIC, http://newsaic.com/caseolympic.htmllastaccessed on March 2, 2009
Oman, S., February 2, 2001, Salt Lake City, About.com: Geography, http://geography.about.com/library/misc/ucslc.html. astaccessed on March 2, 2009
November 8, 2007, Costs and Benefits of the Olympics, Economics Help, http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/sport/costs-and-benefits-of-the-olympics/lastaccessed on March 2, 2009
November 18, 2001, Salt Lake City Prepares for Winter Olympics, VOA News, http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2001-11/a-2001-11-18-3-Salt.cfmlastaccessed on March 2, 2009
March 2, 2002, American Mosaic - March 7, 2002: Songs by Hank Williams Junior / the Effects of the Olympics on Salt Lake City / a Visit to Hemingway's House, VOA News, http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/archive/2002-03/a-2002-03-08-2-1.cfmlastaccessed on March 2, 2009
2007, the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, Columbia University Press
2008, Website of Salt Lake City, http://www.slcgov.com/lastaccessed on March 2, 2009
2009, 2002 Winter Olympics Overview, Website of the State of Utah, http://www.utah.com/olympics/lastaccessed on March 2, 2009
2009, Urban Geography, Answers.com, http://www.answers.com/topic/urban-geographylastaccessed on March 2, 2009
Olympic Games: Federal Government Provides Significant Funding and…[continue]
"Urban Geography - The 2002" (2009, March 02) Retrieved December 5, 2016, from http://www.paperdue.com/essay/urban-geography-the-2002-24348
"Urban Geography - The 2002" 02 March 2009. Web.5 December. 2016. <http://www.paperdue.com/essay/urban-geography-the-2002-24348>
"Urban Geography - The 2002", 02 March 2009, Accessed.5 December. 2016, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/urban-geography-the-2002-24348
"Between and beyond these two large areas lie two more fields of great importance, the East Texas field and the Panhandle field in northwest Texas. Separate from these fields but also of major importance are those located in southern California. In the mid-1960s, exploitation of deposits of petroleum and natural gas was begun along the north Alaska slope." (Birdstall & Florin, 1992) This is not enough to sustain the American
Loans needed to buy the equipment and seeds create indebtedness to Western banks. Western professionals are needed to intervene and to manage. The productivity of monocrops (e.g., rice or maize) undermines other native crops. Routledge writes, "The project destabilized traditional farming methods, which further rationalized the use of new technologies from the West, and the displacement of traditional foodstuffs by the HYVs" (316). The whole agro-food system has damaged
Factorial Ecology With Radiocentric Explanations Factorial ecology vs. radiocentric explanations of urban development Currently, two popular frameworks of statistical and geographical analysis of human populations offer themselves to students of urban development and planning. According to the sociologist Carl-Gunnar Janson, one of the more popular explanations during the 1970's, regarding particular urban populations' growth and expansion, was to be found through the sociological use of factorial ecology. Factorial ecology is the
Dr. David Livingstone seemed to epitomize this view, "These privations, I beg you to observe, are not sacrifices. I think that word ought never to be mentioned in reference to anything we can do for Him….Can that be a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay… it is a privilege." With this attitude of
It is at this point when new ideas will be studied and analyzed as part of the process. This will ensure that a variety of perspectives are taken into account by government officials. (Bardach, 2000) In the case of the PRWORA, this process means looking at the impact of these changes on recipients. Over the last several years, many officials are realizing that more people need the help of these
CONTESTED PUBLIC SPACE: MEMORIES & HISTORY Contested Public Space: Memories and History Das Denkmal fur Die Ermordeten Juden Europas The Memory Landscape. Mary's is a large old-style brick church belonging to the council of the Hanseatic city of Lubeck. On the floor at the rear of the church, broken pieces of two large bells remain where they fell during an air raid in World War II. The third largest church in Germany, it took
Globalization and Culture It is stated in the work of Lieber and Weisberg that culture "in its various forms now serves as a primary carrier of globalization and modern values and constitutes an important arena of contestation for national, religious, and ethnic identity." (2002, p.273) Technology was envisioned by Bill Clinton to be such that would further the cause of liberty however the other side of technology is more ominous in