Looking for Legacy: for a sustainable impact of major sports infrastructure

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Looking for Legacy: for a sustainable impact of major sports infrastructure

What impact can major sports infrastructure have on their surroundings? That is the question that The City Factory explored at its seminar, “Looking for Legacy: for a sustainable impact of major sports infrastructure,” held in London on January 25, 2012.

Five presentations were made at the seminar, raising key issues such as accessibility, economic viability, and local and regional identity. London, which will welcome the world for the Olympic Games from July 27 to August 12 of this year, provides a case in point with respect to the role that major sports infrastructure can play. The question of legacy, that is, the future of the Olympic Stadium after the Games, was central to the structure’s design. It is a matter of forecasting a range of long-term uses for the facility in efforts to foster East London’s integration into the capital’s urban fabric. This is a huge challenge, as can be seen from the experience of Stade de France, 14 years after it hosted the World Cup.

With:◗ Bridget Rosewell, Consultant Chief Economic Adviser, Greater London Authority (GLA)
◗ Kay Hughes, Principle Design Adviser and Project Sponsor, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)
◗ Richard Brown, Director of Strategy, Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC)
◗ Damien Rajot, Stadiums Operational Director, VINCI Concessions
◗ John Barrow, Architect, Populous

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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