Immersive ‘live sites’ where spectators can get closer to the action and flexible, temporary venues are the key to delivering more efficient and engaging sporting events predicts. With Paris and Los Angeles announced as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Games, attention is on how cities can cost-effectively deliver successful events, which are as inclusive as possible and deliver a lasting legacy for communities.

Design, engineering and consulting firm, Arup has been involved in some of the best-known sporting destinations, from the Singapore Sports Hub, through to the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing and many of the venues and long-terms plans for London 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Arup’s Cities Alive: Rethinking Legacy for Host Cities report gathers fresh thinking from around the world to outline tactics which will help cities increase community engagement and maximise investment in major events.

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