POSTED: June 2nd 2016
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Olympics: Rome 2024 plans for urban regeneration of the city receives support from the Association of Architects

(L-R) Rome 2024 General Coordinator, Diana Bianchedi; President of Rome 2024 Bid Committee, Luca di Montezemolo; and President of the Order of Architects of Rome, Alessandro Ridolfi © Rome 2024
(L-R) Rome 2024 General Coordinator, Diana Bianchedi; President of Rome 2024 Bid Committee, Luca di Montezemolo; and President of the Order of Architects of Rome, Alessandro Ridolfi © Rome 2024

Rome 2024's master plan map © Rome 2024
Rome 2024's master plan map © Rome 2024

President Montezemolo © Rome 2024
President Montezemolo © Rome 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Rome 2024 has received a boost to their plans for the regeneration and urban planning of the city as the Association of Architects of the City and Province of Rome lends them their support. Their united front was announced at "The Olympic and Paralympics as an opportunity for urban regeneration," which is an education event that was presented at the Casa dell'Architettura. The event aims to initiate an urban regeneration program through the Olympic Bid process and make Rome more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

President of the Rome 2024 Committee, Luca di Montezemolo stated, "The dream of hosting the Olympic Games is a dream we need to pursue as we think of the future of the city and its citizens. To not accept this challenge, as other cities have done, would mean to slam the door shut on our young people's future. We believe that sharing this project and journey with the Order of Architects is an added value. We are showing the world that we are united and believe in teamwork as we bring together such diverse worlds as municipalities, schools, entrepreneurs and businesses, environmental organizations, universities, military forces and startups."

"We need to think of the need for urban regeneration together. Rome needs an objective to help drive urban regeneration, which makes the challenge of the Olympics an even more extraordinary opportunity," expressed President Montezemolo.

"Rome has priorities that can no longer be postponed. We need to seize the opportunity presented by the Games," commented President of the Order of Architects of Rome, Alessandro Ridolfi.

He concluded, "That's why we hope our collaboration with the Bid Committee, which starts today, will help improve services and urban planning for the capital. As a community of architects, we are making ourselves available to provide the best support for this great Italian project. A project led by president Montezemolo. Roma 2024 won't simply be our destination; it will also be a new vision for the city."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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