LONDON'S OLYMPIC LEGACY:
the inside track
This book provides a unique perspective on the behind the scenes planning of London's Olympic legacy. I had unprecedented access to the legacy organisations, institutions, and individuals involved with the 2012 Games. This has allowed me, in a highly accessible and engaging style, to capture a sense of the unfolding drama as attempts were made in London to harness the juggernaut of Olympic development, and its commercial imperative, to the broader cause of meaningful post-industrial regeneration in East London.
The book argues that London will become the test-case city against which the legacies of all future Olympic Games, and other sporting mega-events, will be judged. I provide the first in-depth case study of a mega-event legacy planning operation, and set out a constructive conclusion, which details the lessons to be learnt from London's experience.
Exploring the relationship between mega event planning, and post-industrial urban regeneration, this book will appeal to the general public, and scholars across Sociology, Sport and Olympic studies, Anthropology, Urban Studies and Geography as well as policymakers and practitioners in urban and sport planning.