06 Aug '12, 10am

The Olympics have already transformed the landscape of east London - can they have a socioeconomic impact too?

The Olympics have already transformed the landscape of east London - can they have a socioeconomic impact too?

Of course this is partly by design – the media has been purposely quiet about the riots in the past 6 months, perhaps scared of putting off potential visitors, tempting fate or being unpatriotic. Cameras are not on those still deprived neighbourhoods, cash-strapped youth services or jobless youth. But residents in the very same parts of London are reporting a positive ambiance and young people with strong East London accents are politely stewarding the Olympic grounds. So, is the contrast more than a thin veneer? Were the riots a blip and have the Olympics, purposely placed in the more deprived part of London, changed the course of our troubled city?

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2012/08/06/one-year-on-c...

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