Olympic legacy: creating a ‘piece of city’

3 August 2012

In the latest of our Olympic Series guest blog posts on the LSE’s British Politics and Policy Blog, LSE Cities’ Director Ricky Burdett argues that the regeneration of east London sparked by the 2012 Olympics is a 20-30 year project, as a new “piece of city” is being created. But, he argues, the social benefits of this groundbreaking project “will only be possible if city government retains control and ownership of the land, and puts in place checks and balances to ensure that land values and gentrification do not push existing communities in the vicinity out”. You can read the full piece here, and see more from the series, including contributions from Hyun Bang Shin and Mark Perryman, here.