Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPap, Margit
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-04T05:30:16Z
dc.date.available2015-12-04T05:30:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherpap_margit_201505_mepd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/pap_margit_201505_mepd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/33632
dc.description.abstractConvention centers are commonplace in municipalities of all sizes in the United States. Local governments consider these facilities as essential to economic vitality, yet the substantial investments required rarely translate into tangible results. The proliferation of such centers and the fallacy of their anticipated benefits is perpetuated time and again in The American City, resulting in wasted public monies and the abandonment of essential local character. This study examines the paradox of unsuccessful convention center planning against the continual call for new center proposals. Traditional planning patterns and their failures are explored in the context of three case studies, and an in-depth analysis of Memphis’ convention industry is provided. Finally, a new methodology called Locally Driven Convention Center Planning is proposed. Based on the three pillars of accountability, research, and cooperation (ARC), this new methodology is proposed to reduce the failures of traditional convention center planning.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectconvention center planning
dc.subjecttools
dc.subjectlocally driven convention center planning methodology
dc.subjectconvention industry
dc.subjectMemphis
dc.subjectmusic
dc.titleUnconventional convention centers
dc.title.alternativeintroducing locally driven convention center planning
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMEPD
dc.description.departmentEnvironmental Design
dc.description.majorEnvironmental Planning and Design
dc.description.advisorStephen Ramos
dc.description.committeeStephen Ramos
dc.description.committeeUmit Yilmaz
dc.description.committeeCari Goetcheus


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record