Yumin Yoo, Yooil Bae, and Eva Kassens-Noor (under contract, expected to be published in 2016). Mega-Events and Mega Ambitions: South Korea’s Rise and the Stategic Use of Mega-Events. Palgrave McMillan
Kassens-Noor, E. (2012). Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities. Oxford: Routledge
When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the often cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas. In fact, transport dreams to stage the "perfect Games" of the International Olympic Committee and the governments of the host cities have lead to urban realities that significantly differ from the development path the city had set out to accomplish before winning the Olympic bid. Ultimately it is precisely the IOC's influence--and the city's foresight and sophistication (or lack thereof) in coping with it--that determines whether years after the Games there are legacies benefitting the former hosts. The text is supported by revealing interviews from lead host city planners and key documents, which highlight striking discrepancies between media broadcasts and the internal communications between the IOC and host city governments. It focuses on the inside story of the urban and transport change process undergone by four cities (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) that staged the Olympics and forecasts London and Rio de Janeiro's urban trajectories. The final chapter advises cities on how to leverage the Olympic opportunity to advance their long-run urban strategic plans and interests while fulfilling the International Olympic Committee's fundamental requirements. This is a uniquely positioned look at why Olympic cities have --- or do not have --- the transport and urban legacies they had wished for. The book will be of interest to planners, government agencies and those involved in organising future Games.
Kassens-Noor, E., B. Maharaj, S. Müller, L. Huntoon and M. Wilson (2015). Towards a Mega-Event Legacy Framework. Leisure Studies
Chandra, S. and E. Kassens-Noor, (2014). The Evolution and Diffusion of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in India. BMC Infectious Disease: 14:510 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-14-510
Chandra, S., E. Kassens-Noor, G. Kuljanin*, J. Vertalka* (2013). A Geographic Analysis of Population Density Thresholds in the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19. International Journal of Health Geographics:12(9). doi:10.1186/1476-072X-12-9
Kassens-Noor, E. (2013). The Transport Legacy of the Olympic Games, 1992-2012. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol 35 Iss 4, pp. 393-416
U. Bob and E. Kassens-Noor (2012). An indicator framework to assess the legacy impacts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2012 (Supplement 1), pp. 12-21.
Kassens-Noor, E. (2012). Twitter as a teaching practice to enhance active and informal learning in higher education: the case of sustainable tweets. Journal of Active Learning in Higher Education 13(1), pp. 67-79
Kassens-Noor, E. (2011). Planning Against Hazards for a Resilient and Sustainable Community Through Adaptive Transportation Systems. Journal of Homeland Security. Edition: Catastrophes and Complex Systems: Transportation
Neal, Z., and E. Kassens-Noor (2011). The business passenger niche: Comparing legacy carriers and Southwest during a national recession. Journal of Air Transport Management 17, pp. 231-232
Kassens-Noor, E. (2010). Sustaining the Momentum - the Olympics as potential Catalysts for enhancing Urban Transport. Transportation Research Record 2187, pp. 106-113
Kassens-Noor, E. (2010). Peak Demands in Transport Systems - an Agenda for Research. Paper ID G6-01541. In Selected Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research Society, ISBN 978-989-96986-1-1 (Editors: J. Viegas and R. Macário), Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-15.
Odoni A., M. Stamatopoulos, E. Kassens, I. Metsovitis (2009). Preparing an Airport for the Olympic Games: Athens. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 15 (1), pp. 50-59.
Kassens-Noor, E. (under contract). Olympic Transport. In J. Gold and M. Gold (eds) Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 - 2016 (3rd). Oxford: Routledge.
Kassens-Noor, E. (2015). Managing Transport during the World Cup. In S. Frawley and D. Adair (eds) Managing the Olympic Games. Sydney: Palgrave Macmillan
Kassens-Noor, E. (2015). The legacy of the 2004 Olympics for Athens’ transport system. In R. Holt and D. Ruta (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events. Oxford: Routledge http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415675819/
Kassens-Noor, E. (2013). Managing Transport during the Olympic Games. In S. Frawley and D. Adair (eds) Managing the Olympics. Sydney: Palgrave Macmillan
Smith, T., J. Molloy, E. Kassens-Noor, W. Li and M. Colunga (2013). Developing an Interdisciplinary Heuristic for Multidisciplinary Faculty Writing Groups. In A. E. Geller and M. Eodice (eds) Working with Faculty Writers. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press
Kassens-Noor, E. series editor
"Mega Event Planning"
Kassens-Noor, E. guest editor for sustainability (2013)
Kassens, E.editor in chief (Summer 2009)
“Sustainable Transportation: An International Perspective” Projections Vol. 9
Planning Journal of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, USA
Selected Past Presentations
Kassens-Noor, E., Panelist on Town Hall Discussion Climate & Sports: Reducing the Carbon Impacts of Large Sports Events Green Sports Alliance, Chicago, June 29- July 1, 2015
Kassens-Noor, E. and P. Kayal. India's new globalization strategy and its consequences for urban development: the impact of the 2010 Commonwealth Games on Delhi's transport system. paper presented at the Association of American Geographers. Chicago, April 21-25, 2015
Kassens-Noor, E., Gaffney, C., Messina, J., Phillips, E. The prospect of Olympic Transport Legacies: the case of Rio de Janeiro’s BRT system. Paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association. Miami, April 8-11, 2015
Kassens-Noor, E. and J. Ladd. The ethics of mega events presentation at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Oct 30- Nov 2, 2014
Kassens-Noor, E. The flipping, moving and tweeting classroom presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference. Boston, May 31- June 2, 2014
Kassens-Noor, E. MEU paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association. San Francisco, USA, April 3- 6, 2013
Kassens-Noor, E. and P. Brushaber Michigan's Highspeed rail paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference. Cincinnati, USA, November 1-4, 2012.
Kassens-Noor, E. The Transport Legacy of the Olympic Games. 32nd International Geographical Congress. Cologne, Germany, August 26-30, 2012.
Session Co-chair: "Mega events, globalization and urban development I"(UDC 10-01 )
Lang S., P. Crawford, K. Millenbah, M. Orth, E. Kassens-Noor, E. Drake Academic Cultures: Differences In Evaluating Teaching Excellence, American Society for Horticultural Science 2012 Annual Conference, Miami, USA, July 30-August 4, 2012
Crawford P., S. Lang, K. Millenbah, M. Orth, E. Kassens-Noor, E. Drake Evaluating Teaching Excellence across Academic Cultures. Poster presented at the MSU SoTL Symposium, 2011.
Vertalka J. and E. Kassens-Noor The resilience of airports: adaptation planning against hazards and for potential disaster recovery. paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association. New Orleans, USA, March 16- 19, 2011.
Kassens-Noor, E. (Invited Panelist) Planning Against Hazards for a Resilient and Sustainable Community Through Adaptive Transportation Systems. White Paper presented at the 2011 DHS Science Conference - Fifth Annual DHS Network Summit. Washington DC, USA, March 30-April 1, 2011.
Kassens-Noor, E. The Urban Legacy of the Olympic Games paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference. Minnesota, USA, Oct. 7-10, 2010
Pre-organized session creator: „Mega Events: Olympics, World Cups and World Fairs“
Kassens-Noor, E. Peak Demands in Transport Systems - an Agenda for Research presented at the "World Conference of Transport Research" Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 2010
Session chair: G 6.3
Kassens, E. Changing cities through Mega Events presented at the “Urban Affairs” Conference in Honolulu, USA, 2010
Moderator for session: Reassessing Big Projects and Events
Kassens, E. Sustaining the Momentum: the Olympics as potential Catalysts for enhancing Urban Transport presented at the “Transport Research Board” Conference in Washington D.C., USA, 2010
Kassens, E. Sustaining the Momentum: the Olympics as potential Catalysts for enhancing Urban Transport presented at the “Sport Mega-events and their Legacies” Conference in Capetown, South Africa, 2009
Kassens, E. Lesson’s learned from transportation planning for the Olympics – are the innovative short-term measures applicable to metropolitan transport systems? presented at ACSP Conference, Crystal City, USA 2009
Kassens, E. Sustaining the Momentum: mega events as catalysts presented at ACSP conference, Chicago, USA 2008
Kassens, E. Transportation Planning for Sustainable Urban Transport Development through Mega-Events presented at ACSP conference, Milwaukee, USA 2007
Kassens, E. Transport Planning for Mega-Events: Practices of the Past invited speaker to the first Cities for Mobility Conference, Stuttgart, Germany 2007
Kassens, E. Athens Olympic Transport Modelling presented at The First Transportation Engineering Research Symposium (MAITE), Cambridge, USA 2005