Expo: An Inquiry Through Economic-Spatial Context

2019-12-31
World’s Fair or commonly referred as Expo, is an organization that takes place in various countries and cities since the mid-19th century. The introduction of new technology, innovations or simply gathering attention on some issues are the most popular qualities attributed to Expo. Among all, Expo is a great economic movement that is to be considered in a bivariate context. In this paper, the main discussion focuses on the determining the effects of such a big event bringing a ‘plug-in’ urbanity for the hosting city along with economy. In this given context, in order to exemplify the theoretical discussion, 2015 Expo held in Milan is discussed. Experiences during main 3 phases of process, and the effects on urban environment is focused on. Milan is selected since it has completed the organization 4 years ago that provides data to discuss for ‘what was the expectation and what is the reality’. Considering all, the study starts with the theoretical part about the ‘City and Expo’, to ground an economic-spatialcontext and later opens discussions on 2015 Milan Expo sites to understand the small urban solutions produced.
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Citation Formats
S. Karadoğan, “Expo: An Inquiry Through Economic-Spatial Context,” Ankara, Türkiye, 2019, p. 1317, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://kentarastirmalari.org/.