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INI332: Cities and Mega-Events

Popular media

Primary sources

For some primary sources on mega-events, including speeches, press releases, documents like bid proposals & videos, visit the website of your topic mega-event.

  • For more past successful & unsuccessful mega-event bid proposal websites, try searching the Internet Archive

You may also wish to try governmental & intergovernmental agency resources.

  • Try a Google Custom Search of their websites
  • Use the drop down menu to select your area of interest
  • From the search results, select the level of government to narrow your results

International urban statistics

Canadian urban statistics

U.S. urban statistics

  • Go to the US Census Bureau's States & Local Areas resources
  • Choose a topic from the left side of the page
  • Download one of the Excel workbooks/PDFs from the Metropolitan Areas or Cities section
    • NOTE: some topics don't feature data sets for metropolitan areas or cities