Wednesday 6 October 2010, 18.30 – 20.00 Conference Centre, British Library Price: £6 / £4 concessions In 1948 London hosted the Olympics but athletes were asked to bring their own towels. In 2012, the country is investing £9bn to build the largest new urban park in Europe for over 150 years.
Will it transform east London, create new jobs and housing, and increase interest in sport and culture? Will we be finishing last or will the Olympics encourage us to raise our game for other ambitious projects?
Bob Allies, Allies & Morrison, Games and legacy masterplanners
Stephen Bayley, architecture and design correspondent for The Times, author of Labour Camp: Failure of Style Over Substance
Ricky Burdett, Centennial Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, LSE and advisor to the Olympic Park Legacy Company
Paul Brickell, councillor for Forest Gate North and chief executive of Leaside Regeneration
Alison Nimmo, Director of Design and Regeneration, Olympic Development Authority