The Urban Investment Opportunities of Global Events
July 1, 2010
The ULI Urban Investment Network held a workshop, and in partnership with PropertyEU, a masterclass in Amsterdam on June 9th, 2010 to review how far the hosting of international events can be a spur for urban investment and the development of urban property and infrastructure markets. The intention of the event was to better understand under what conditions international events can be a stimulus or a catalyst for public and private investment in cities, and whether such events are relevant as tools in the current moment as a means to attract investment into Europe’s cities.
The focus of the masterclass and workshop was to examine the experience of cities that have already hosted international events, cities that are preparing to host such events, and cities that are considering whether such events can be effective for their own development. Eight case studies were developed and considered as outlined at the start of section two.