• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None.

About this course

While any major sport event can pose great opportunities for the host city or region, there are also challenges associated with hosting these events. The environmental impact on the country's natural resources, the workforce, and infrastructure are just some of the considerations. It is essential to ensure that your major sport event is sustainable for your city throughout the event, but also after the event has been completed.

So, what does a sustainable major sport event look like? 

This course will introduce you to the concept of a sustainable major sport event by using the five pillars of sustainability as the foundation.

These five pillars; human, social, economic, governance and environmental, are explored in this course with a focus on the core principles of each pillar and how these need to be considered in this context. Real-world examples are presented to further highlight the importance of these factors when planning and hosting a major sport event.

What you'll learn

● The concept of sustainability in the major sport event context
● The five pillars of sustainable major sport events
● Principles and key considerations of human sustainability
● Principles and key considerations of social sustainability
● Principles and key considerations of economic sustainability
● Principles and key considerations of governance sustainability
● Principles and key considerations of environmental sustainability
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Human Sustainability
Module 3: Social Sustainability
Module 4: Economic Sustainability
Module 5: Governance Sustainability 
Module 6: Environmental Sustainability: Buildings and Infrastructure
Module 7: Environmental Sustainability: Air, Water and Waste
Module  8: Final Assignment

Meet your instructors

Dr. Talar Sahsuvaroglu
Sustainability and Environmental Expert
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
Dr. Susan L. Karamanian
Dean, College of Law
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Sami G. Al-Ghamdi
Assistant Professor, College of Science & Engineering
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Josélia Neves
Professor, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Hamish R. Mackey
Assistant Professor, College of Science & Engineering
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Alex Charles
Economic Legacy Manager
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

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