Football and urbanism
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14 June 2018
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From floating pitches to the importance of stadiums to their cities, as fans around the world prepare for kick-off in Russia, we take a broader look at the role that football can play in bringing people together.
14 June 2018
Eight years ago, South Africa hosted the Fifa World Cup across nine of its cities. It was a huge logistical undertaking in a continent that had never hosted a sporting event on such a scale. But what were the World Cup’s lasting effects on the country’s urban environments?
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Ljubljana’s Bezigrad Stadium is an unusual venue. Designed by Joze Plecnik, it is one of the few stadiums in world football built before the Second World War. But the stadium has been derelict since 2008 and development plans have come to nothing.
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