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POSTPONED: Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on

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POSTPONED: A new date will be announced in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience. Centre for East London Studies Conference on the legacy of London 2012

More than ten years has passed since London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and four years since we hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As the clock ticks down to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, it is now an appropriate moment to evaluate the legacy of the London 2012.

Are we on track to realise an inclusive legacy? What has been the impact on the regeneration of east London, London and the UK? Are we on track for a sporting legacy? Have the mechanisms for governing legacy been adequate and what might we learn for future projects?

What kind of housing and employment legacy has been created? How have the Games impacted on local residents? What progress has been made towards convergence and what are the limitations of this agenda? What can we learn about policy implementation? Were we successful in achieving transformation of Games venues, and at what cost?

The Centre for East London Studies (CELS) at the University of East London (UEL) has been at the heart of analysis of legacy and on Monday 20th June 2016 will be hosting its third legacy conference at University Square Stratford (USS).

This conference will evaluate the impact of legacy four years on from London 2012, offering a platform for a wide range of perspectives from policy makers, practitioners and academics. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

University Square Stratford

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