Cost and knowledge valuation of prospective environmental legacy initiatives for LA 2028 / Timothy Kellison, Brian P. McCullough

Kellison, Timothy | McCullough, Brian P.

Edited by [s.n.]. Etats-Unis - 2019

In the past 25 years, Olympic host cities have increasingly focused their attention on ecological issues. Given the growing emphasis on environmental sustainability across sport, the purpose of this project was to examine the environmental attitudes and behaviors of residents in a future Olympic city. Additionally, through this study, we investigated the demographic and psychographic factors that contributed to such attitudes. Specifically, we focused on strategies that could inform the sustainability vision of the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028 (LAOCOG). Using survey research methods to explore local attitudes toward sustainability initiatives, we endeavored to determine what specific aspects of a sustainability strategy were favored most by residents. The results indicate Angelenos broadly support sustainability practices in general and those specific to sport, but that they are largely unaware of existing pro-environmental practices and initiatives. The results establish a baseline that can be used to identify the extent to which residents’ environmental attitudes and behaviors change with the delivery of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to extending the academic literature on sport and sustainability, the results of this study can be used to inform policy and governance in future Olympic cities seeking to design and deliver an Olympic and Paralympic Games with a lasting positive impact on the community and a positive environmental legacy.


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