Book:

Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space
. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (2018, with Robert Oliver)



Selected peer-reviewed articles:


Municipal statecraft: revisiting the geographies of the entrepreneurial city. Progress in Human Geography (2017)


How to bid better for the Olympics: A participatory mega-event planning strategy. Journal of the American Planning Association (2017, with Eva Kassens-Noor)


Mechanisms of planning failure: Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, Urban Studies (2017, with Eva Kassens-Noor)


Fragile growth coalitions or powerful contestations? Cancelled Olympic bids in Boston and Hamburg. Environment & Planning A
(2017, with Anne Vogelpohl)


Boston’s Olympic bid and the urban politics of event-led development, Urban Geography (2016)


‘The city’ as developmental justification: strategic planning as claimsmaking on the urban, Urban Geography (2016)


Temporary projects, durable outcomes: urban development through failed Olympic bids? Urban Studies (2016)


Competition through inter-urban policymaking: bidding to host megaevents as entrepreneurial networking, Environment & Planning A (2014, with Mark Davidson)


Negotiating particularity in neoliberalism studies: tracing development strategies across neoliberal urban governance projects. Antipode (2013, with Mark Davidson)



Selected other writings:


Researching global urban sustainability, in J Harrison & M Hoyler (eds) Doing Global Urban Research, London: Sage (2018)


Defining ‘the city’ in urban strategic planning, in K Bezdecny & K Archer (eds) Handbook on Emerging 21st Century Cities. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar (2018)


Made in transit: policy mobilities as policy commodities, in Mega-event Mobilities: A Critical Perspective, N Salazar, C Timmerman & J Wets (eds), London: Routledge (2017)


Politics as early as possible: political organizing by protesting Olympic bids, in Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City, C Colomb & J Novy (eds), London: Routledge (2017)


Failed Olympic bids can help drive urban (re)development. LSE American Politics and Policy Centre (2016)


Is the party over? Spectacle capitalism and the rise of anti-Olympic social movements. Human Geography (2016)


Legacy after the bid? The impact of bidding to host Olympic Games on urban development planning. Policy report for the Olympic Studies Centre. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. (2014)