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Future City Debate – London and the Olympics: Predicting the legacy of the 21st century

By A S H Smyth  

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?

Speakers: Bob Allies, Allies & Morrison, Games and legacy masterplanners Stephen Bayley, architecture and design writer for the The Times, author of Labour Camp Ricky Burdett, Centennial Professor of…

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