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Defining a quantitative framework for evaluation and optimisation of the environmental impacts of mega-event projects

Parkes, O; Lettieri, P; Bogle, ID; (2016) Defining a quantitative framework for evaluation and optimisation of the environmental impacts of mega-event projects. Journal of Environmental Management , 167 pp. 236-245. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.009. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel quantitative methodology for the evaluation and optimisation of the environmental impacts of the whole life cycle of a mega-event project: construction and staging the event and post-event site redevelopment and operation. Within the proposed framework, a mathematical model has been developed that takes into account greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from use of transportation fuel, energy, water and construction materials used at all stages of the mega-event project. The model is applied to a case study - the London Olympic Park. Three potential post-event site design scenarios of the Park have been developed: Business as Usual (BAU), Commercial World (CW) and High Rise High Density (HRHD). A quantitative summary of results demonstrates that the highest GHG emissions associated with the actual event are almost negligible compared to those associated with the legacy phase. The highest share of emissions in the legacy phase is attributed to embodied emissions from construction materials (almost 50% for the BAU and HRHD scenarios) and emissions resulting from the transportation of residents, visitors and employees to/from the site (almost 60% for the CW scenario). The BAU scenario is the one with the lowest GHG emissions compared to the other scenarios. The results also demonstrate how post-event site design scenarios can be optimised to minimise the GHG emissions. The overall outcomes illustrate how the proposed framework can be used to support decision making process for mega-event projects planning.

Type: Article
Title: Defining a quantitative framework for evaluation and optimisation of the environmental impacts of mega-event projects
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.009
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.11.009
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Decision making, Environmental assessment, Mega-event projects, Optimisation
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1487021
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