Professor Ricky Burdett at LSE’s Summer Alumni Lecture Series

22 June 2012

LSE Cities’ Director, Professor Ricky Burdett, spoke at the Summer term instalment of the LSE’s Alumni Lecture Series. The talk, London 2012: The Regeneration Opportunity, was chaired by Kurt Barling of BBC London, and also featured contribitions from Gordon Innes, Chief Executive Officer, London & Partners and Tony Travers, Director, LSE London.

Much has been said about the unique regeneration opportunity offered by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the aim to leave a substantial legacy of lasting benefit to London and Londoners. While the Games offer a foundation for the development of areas such as the Lower Lea Valley, Stratford and East London, this panel discussion considered the regeneration impact of the Games on London as a whole, and the wider economy.