The Inside Track
London's Olympic Legacy
Mine is a story about the drama at the heart of London’s legacy planning operation... a drama that centres on the fight for the political prestige of the Olympic legacy and the struggle of a few determined individuals to take seriously and to honour the promises made in the Olympic bid to transform the heart of East London for the benefit of everyone who lives there.
There is the potential for the development of a new model of twenty-first century urban transformation in which dispossession, disrespect, and violence towards those people living in relative poverty is rendered globally unacceptable, and replaced by the attempt to solve the problems of urban marginality through an unfailing commitment to regeneration properly conceived.
Book launch at The White Building, Hackney Wick in August 2016.
Photos by Dave@maha.tv