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UCL Urban Laboratory publishes State of the Legacy Review: a decade of Olympic 'regeneration'

12 December 2022

A decade on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, a multi-university team led by UCL Urban Laboratory has published an examination on the event and its lasting legacy.

UCL Urban Laboratory State of the Legacy document

To coincide with 10 years since the London 2012 Olympic Games, our multi-university team has published the State of the Legacy Review, an examination of the wide range of literature produced about a Games that always promised to have legacy at its heart.

Spanning areas including housing, governance, employment and parkland, we take a look at what the trends and overall messages of this body of work are, what this tells us about the legacy of mega-events for those living amongst them, and how the promise of legacy held up in reality.

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