The group was very pleased and proud to present the final report at Royal Holloway University of London’s “Olympics and the isms” conference.
A full debrief is available at the Heinz College site:
The group’s work builds upon CMU’s recognition as a national center for transportation-related study and explores one of the most high stakes Olympic competitions of all—cities’ bids to host the Olympic Games. The research examined how participation in the Olympic bid process can accelerate transportation infrastructure development, regardless of bid outcome. What did they find? Yes—if plans are strategically aligned with existing transportation needs and supported by strong public and private leadership, the bid process can have a positive impact on transportation development in “failed bid” cities.
We owe a big thank you the Heinz DC program and Carnegie Mellon University’s graduate student programming for helping to fund the trip. Our presentation would not have been possible without the support of the university’s administration.