The Baku 2016 Competition Venue Concept reflects a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability that is entirely in line with the long-term urban development vision of the city. The venue mix is designed to ensure the successful evolution of a rich sports scene in a post-Olympic Republic of Azerbaijan. All venues are proposed on urban sites that have already been developed or are currently subject to environmental rehabilitation, so that there will be a positive environmental impact from preparation of the Games as well as a lasting legacy for the local community.