‘Passing the Torch’ – Guiding regeneration in the Olympic boroughs

London 2012 promised both a successful global sporting event and a regeneration legacy spreading from its Stratford epicentre across London. The Games themselves were rightly seen as an international triumph; the long-term judgement will be based on how well they fulfil their promise to create new communities in East London, and on the wider … [Read more...]

‘After the flames and the fury’- Learning from the London Riots

The riots of August 2011, which began in Tottenham and spread across London and the UK, were “arguably the worst bout of civil unrest in a generation,” according to the LSE/Guardian study 'Reading the Riots'. After significant Mayoral investment into the hardest-hit areas and a flurry of commentary, research and policy proposals, there is a … [Read more...]

‘Money, Power and Control’ – How one Coalition legacy may be the eventual devolution of London

Future of London’s first 3-2-1 session was on London governance and finance three years after the general election. It focused on how the recommendations of the London Finance Commission might help offset cuts to local government funding while taking forward some of the localism agenda’s most promising elements. The June 13th event was chaired … [Read more...]

Olympic Legacy – Better in every way?

As a companion to the Future of London 3-2-1 Living Legacies session on Olympic Park regeneration on July 11th, Interim Director Lisa Taylor contributed an article to Baselines London, comparing Montreal's 1976 Olympic legacy to London 2012. No surprise which city comes out on top, but there are one or two parallels worth considering before … [Read more...]

Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies

Summer Lecture Series 2013 marks three years since the General Election, two years since the London riots and one year since the Olympic and Paralympic Games. To mark this multiple anniversary, Future of London 3-2-1: Living Legacies looked at how the promise – or threat – implicit in each of these major events is influencing London’s … [Read more...]