Transportation and Urban Mobility in Mega-events: The Case of Recife

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Mega-events have taken pride place in the urban agenda of contemporary metropolises. This current importance lies in the fact that the mega event be viewed as a catalyst for urban development of a metropolis, and an opportunity for affirmation them as global cities. The realization of a mega-event can be the showcase of a country on the international stage, and urban transport can be the determinant for the success or failure of the mega event. The transport infrastructures imply high investments for both installation as well as maintenance after the event. Therefore, without a global planning (before, during and post- event), urban transport can become a detriment rather than benefit to the host city and the resident population. In view of the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil and the country's problems around the theme of public transport, this research analyzes, based on the guidelines advocated by Eva Kassens in his thesis “Transportation Planning for Mega Events: a model of urban change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009)”, will study similar proportions in other countries and identifies the strategies adopted for the planning phase (pre - event), production (during the event) and legacy (post-event) aiming to define what positive and/or negative results that the “strategy of the mega event” will bring to the transport and mobility in Brazil, specifically for the City of Recife.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventXVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


ConferenceXVIII Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM 2014)
Period1/01/14 → …

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