Future City debates - London and the Olympics: Predicting the legacy of the 21st century

Event Info

Wed 6 Oct, 2010 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Conference Centre, British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB, UK (Map)
Cost: £6 / £4 concessions


In 1948 London hosted the Olympics but athletes were asked to bring their own towels. In 2012, the country is investing £9bn to build the largest new urban park in Europe for over 150 years. Will it transform east London, create new jobs and housing, and increase interest in sport and culture? Will we be finishing last or will the Olympics encourage us to raise our game for other ambitious projects?

Bob Allies, Allies & Morrison, designers of the Olympic media centre
Stephen Bayley, architecture and design correspondent for the Observer, author of Labour Camp: Failure of Style Over Substance
Ricky Burdett, Centennial Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, LSE and advisor to the Olympic Park Legacy Company
Tony Hall, director of Cultural Olympiad and chief executive, Royal Opera House
Alison Nimmo, Director of Design and Regeneration, Olympic Development Authority

Story of London event page: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/art-culture/storyoflondon/events/lecture-series-london-and-olympics-predicting-legacy-21s
Booking: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event113800.html


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