Event: Centre for East London Studies (CELS) Conference Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on

Centre for East London Studies (CELS) Conference

 Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on

Tuesday 20th September 2016

9am – 4pm (Followed by tour of Olympic Park)

University Square Stratford*

Book your place by following the Eventbrite link:


The most enduring legacy of the Olympics will be the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there, describing it as a model for Social Inclusion’.
London Candidate File

More than ten years has passed since London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and four years since we hosted them so therefore this is an important point at which to evaluate the legacy of the games. The Centre for East London Studies (CELS), located in the School of Social Sciences at the University of East London (UEL) has been at the heart of analysis of legacy and on Tuesday 20th September 2016 will be hosting its third legacy conference. This conference will evaluate the impact of legacy four years on and offer a platform for a wide range of perspectives from policy makers, practitioners and academics, and will be followed by a tour of the Olympic Park.

This conference will consider whether we are on track for realising an inclusive legacy?  What has been the impact on the Regeneration of East London, London and the UK?  Are we on track for a sporting legacy?  Have the mechanisms for governing legacy been adequate and what might we learn for future projects? What kind of housing and employment legacy has been created?  How have the games impacted on local residents?  What progress has been made towards convergence and what are the limitations of this agenda? What can we learn about  policy implementation? Were we successful in achieving transformation of  games venues and at what cost?

Featured Speakers

Dr Paul Brickell, Director of Regeneration & Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation

Julian Cheyne, former tenant of Clays Lane, now member of Games Monitor

Prof Phil Cohen and Dr Debbie Humphry, Directors at LivingMaps

For a full list of speakers please see the programme attached.

Tickets are free for concessions (students, claimants, voluntary and community groups and organisations). Concessions just need to enter the code ‘concessions’ when booking. £10 for others.


Please contact e.shrimpton@uel.ac.uk if you have any queries about the event.

*University Square Stratford is located at 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF. For a map and directions please follow link.



About Paul V Dudman

Archivist responsible for the Refugee Archives at the University of East London.
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