Fools gold: how the 2012 Olympics is selling East London short, and a 10 point plan for a more positive local legacy

Fools gold: how the 2012 Olympics is selling East London short, and a 10 point plan for a more positive local legacy
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Ryan-Collins, Josh; Sander-Jackson, Paul
Publisher
New Economics Foundation
Date of publication
1 April 2008
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This report examines how to ensure the 2012 Olympic games leave a positive local legacy for the poorest residents of East London. The 2012 London Olympics have been presented by the Government and the Olympic delivery bodies as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help regenerate one of the UK’s most economically disadvantaged areas, the Lower Lea Valley. Nine thousand new homes and 11,000 new and sustainable jobs have been promised on the site of the Olympic Park itself.

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