Friday, 28 March 2008

London Olympics 2012

The Olympics site is eating into east London's green spaces
After the athletes have gone and the flame has moved on, the biggest public park in more than a century will emerge from the site of the 2012 Olympics in London. Read the plans here
Badly needed regeneration is happening in East London but at what cost? The athletes village will be transformed into almost 4,000 apartments which will overlook the new landscape. Few of the locals are likely to still be around to enjoy the view once the new apartments become available. They probably will not be able to afford them anyway. Another area has lost the use of nearby football pitches, together with allotments (small gardens rented out in cities), with no promise that any of these will be replaced.

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