London 2012 Legacy Seminar Series

Seminar Series 

Beyond 2012: the Olympics and the Regeneration of East London

The aim of the seminars is to create a knowledge platform that may inform the longer term social, economic and cultural development of the area. The seminars will discuss and debate the issues arising in the shaping of place in one of the world’s leading global cities.


The seminars address a series of questions, including: Are there any broader, longer term plans for East London to maximise the Olympic contribution to the city’s expansion eastwards? What else is happening, or should be happening, to deliver the better quality of life to local residents? Who is responsible for drawing up and managing such a plan? What roles should the public and private sectors and international investors play in the expansion of the city eastwards?

Future seminars

15th October 2014
Who is Legacy for locally?
Guest speakers: Dr Jane Kennedy (London Borough of Newham) and Andrew Sissons (London Borough of Hackney)

Past seminars

29th October 2012
Learning from History – Barcelona 20 Years On
Guest speakers: Prof. Francesc Muñoz and Dr. Berta Cerezuela

30th January 2013
The Post-2012 Development Plan for East London
Guest speakers: Martin Crookston and Eric Sorensen

20th March 2013
The sustainable city: challenges and opportunities for East London
Guest speakers: Bruce McVean and Samantha Heath

22nd May 2013
Reviewing Convergence
Guest speakers: Roger Taylor and Prof. Tim Butler

26th September 2013
Alternative housing and community development models in East London?

15th October 2013
A Legacy of Employment for East London(ers)?

27th November 2013
Economic futures in/for East London?


All seminars are held at the London Legacy Development Corporation, Level 10, 1 Stratford Place, Montfichet Road, London E20 1EJ.

Participation is free, but registration is essential as places are limited. To book a place, please email Troy Scott at

Please direct any query about the seminar to John Lock at

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