SCEM in the Urban Context (E)
level of course unit
first cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students will be able:
- to comprehend and develop an interdisciplinary and critical view of how cities use sport, culture and events for place promotion, economic and social development and community regeneration.
- to understand and critically evaluate the role of cultural policy programs (e.g. European Capital of Culture).
- to communicate with their peers in order to find joint solutions.
- to analyze information and to present and communicate reasoned arguments.
prerequisites and co-requisites
- The impact of urban events on city image
- The concept of eventification and eventilization and their effect on urban spaces and urban development
- The role of urban events, culture and sport for city marketing, urban branding and place identity
- The influence of sport on the transformation of urban spaces and community revitalization
- Cultural policy programs (e.g. European Capital of Culture) and associated challenges and opportunities
- Bidding, selection and evaluation process of cultural policy programs
recommended or required reading
Cudny, W. (2020). Urban Events, Place Branding and Promotion: Place Event Marketing. Oxon: Routledge:
Landry, C. (2015). Cities of Ambition. Bern, Comedia
Schneider, W. and Jacobsen, K. (2019). Transforming Cities: Paradigms and potential for urban development within the “European Capital of Culture”. Hildesheim, Georg Olmes Verlag AG.
Smith, A. (2016). Events in the city: Using public spaces as event venues. London, Routledge.
Terret, R. and Heck, S. (2015). Sport and urban space in Europe: facilities, industries, identities. London, Taylor & Francis
Viehoff, V. and Poynter, G. (2015). Mega-event cities: urban legacies of global sports events. London, Routledge.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Dr. Ulrich Fuchs; NN
year of study
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