17:30 - 19:00 15 March 2012
Location: Room 517, Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB
Kathryn Firth, Chief of Design, Olympic Park Legacy Company
Professor John Gold, School of Social Science and Law, Oxford Brookes University
Four months ahead of the opening of the next Olympic Games this double-bill seminar discuss the horizon beyond 2012 for the new planned spaces in London's East End and the experience of previous hosts. The legacy of mega-events is often one of mixed blessings; iconic buildings and enhanced city marketing, white elephants and derelict stadia, new open spaces and gentrification, economic growth and debt burden. What can we expect of the emerging geographies of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? In this seminar we are pleased to host Kathryn Firth, chief of design at the Olympic Park Legacy Company, and prof. John Gold, who recently finished a trilogy of co-edited books on spectacular events and host cities.
Further details about the London Planning Seminar Series