Urban regeneration is now commonly cited as the rationale for hosting multi-sport events. However, the concept of legacy arising from these events is contested and the evidence base in relation to benefits for the host community is weak, especially in respect of increasing physical activity and sports participation. A theory-based assessment framework is developed to provide a robust prospective assessment of the likely impacts of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on physical activity for the host community in the East End of the city. We identify scope for change, anticipated causal pathways, and propose supporting physical activity through better designed environments as a means of generating legacy benefits at population level.
|Number of pages||12|
|Early online date||15 Sept 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2015|
- Commonwealth Games
- mega sports events
- Glasgow Scotland
- Physical Activity
- Health Behavior
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- School of Education and Social Sciences - Interim Head of Division, Senior Lecturer