UEL Seminar Series ‘Beyond 2012’

UEL Seminar Series

Beyond 2012: the Olympics and the Regeneration of East London

Organised by the University of East London and held at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Stratford, 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

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

26th June 2013 (tbc)
Alternative housing and community development models

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

27th November (tbc)
Economic futures in/for East London?

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

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 Sue Isaac (s.isaac@uel.ac.uk).

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