08 Aug The Olympic Games as an opportunity for social equality
As you probably have noticed, the 2016 Olympic Games are currently underway in Rio de Janerio, Brasil. The Olympic Games are the largest sporting event in the world and offer a great podium for research. We like to facilitate and encourage research into all topics related to such an event. In 2013, Isabela Ledo, a TU Delft student from the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment investigated the possibility for the Olympics to decrease segregation and social exclusion in the city by facilitating the development of socio-spatially inclusive areas. She looked at the city’s plans for the Olympic Games and concluded they would probably result in increased inequality, so she proposed a number of tools for a more inclusive city, a better future for all – Fair Play. Isabela’s full master thesis can be found here.