Stratford in London
Urban regeneration schemes are not always successful. Often though it is not as clear-cut as success or failure. One scheme may be deemed a huge success by some but a failure by others.
Stratford in London is a case in point. As a result of the Olympic Games being held in the East of London in 2012, huge investment was made in the area. Although major benefits have resulted, have those benefits been shared by all?
Below is a collection of resources to help students consider the extent of success relating to the regeneration of Stratford as part of the London 2012 games
VIDEO – Urban Regeneration – The 2012 London Olympics
London’s Olympic legacy three years on: is the city really getting what it needed?
London’s Olympics legacy faces early disqualification
Shops boarded, buildings gutted and streets in a mess: The sorry side of Stratford that Olympic chiefs don’t want you to see
East end regeneration: Factsheet
The impact of regeneration on the Carpenters estate
GEOCASES – Urban Regeneration: The London Olympics 2012
Olympics legacy: Did the Games succeed in rejuvenating East London?
The Olympics and Urban regeneration in the East End of London – all good?
‘Stratford: The Vital Statistics’ is a report produced by the Stratford Renaissance Partnership (SRP). It illustrates how the area has changed as a result of the investments made in the area. An overview can by viewed here on the ‘Stratford Rising’ website
VIDEO – Locals say Olympics redevelopments have done little to improve neighbourhood
VIDEO – Building the Olympic dream? Not everyone is convinced
In this Guardian article from August 2016 it is claimed that ‘London Olympics has brought regeneration, but at a price locals can’t afford’