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London Olympics

The references below are arranged alphabetically by publisher.  Links to relevant websites can be found towards the bottom of the page.

Click on the Olympics heading in the Popular topics box on the right of the page for other references.

This page was updated on 16 July 2014.

 

CB Richard Ellis

Regeneration for the long run: London’s Olympic opportunity

2007

 

City University, Cass Business School

The impact of the London Olympics on property prices

October 2009

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

All change: A snapshot review of sustainability and transport across the London 2012 programme

June 2010

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

Extinguishing emissions? A review of the approach taken to carbon measurement and management across the London 2012 programme

December 2009

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

Game changing? Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 Annual Review 2010

April 2011

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

On track for a sustainable legacy? Review of Government arrangements for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games programme

November 2007

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

Raising the bar? Can London 2012 set new standards for sustainability?

May 2010

 

Department for Communities and Local Government

Population churn and its impact on socio-economic convergence in the five London 2012 host boroughs

December 2010

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Government response to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on “London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games: Funding and legacy

March 2007

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

A Lasting Legacy: ‘How can London fully exploit the opportunities created by the Olympic Games in the recovery and to 2030’

April 2010

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

London 2012: A legacy for disabled people

March 2010

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Annual Report

February 2010

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Impacts and Legacy Evaluation Framework: Final Report

2009

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Olympic Games Impact Study: Final report

December 2005

 

Experian

Employment and skills for the 2012 Olympics: research and evidence

May 2006

 

Greater London Authority

Five legacy commitments

January 2008

 

GVA Grimley

Gold, silver or bronze? Development prospects in East London

August 2006

 

Higher Education Academy

Olympic and Paralympic Games: 2012 learning legacies

November 2010

 

House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

March 2010

 

House of Commons,  Committee of Public Accounts

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Risk assessment and management

June 2007

 

House of Commons, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

London 2012 Games: the next lap

April 2008

 

House of Commons, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

A London Olympic bid for 2012

January 2003

 

House of Commons, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: Funding and legacy

January 2007

 

Institute for Public Policy Research

After the gold rush: A sustainable Olympics for London

2004

 

Institute for Public Policy Research

Setting the bar: Preparing for London’s Olympic legacy

December 2006

 

Institute of Civil Engineers

Delivering London 2012

ICE Publishing has issued a second special issue of ICE Proceedings: Civil Engineering, dealing with the delivery of infrastructure and venues for London 2012. This special issue explores the complex and challenging infrastructure projects required to deliver London 2012. It also provides in-depth insight into the development of London 2012’s iconic venues, including the Olympic stadium, the Aquatics centre and the Velodrome. The first issue, May 2011, is also available online here.

 

International Forum on Urbanism

The mega-event as a strategy in spatial planning: Starting from the Olympic city of Barcelona. Paper presented at the 4th International Forum on Urbanism, held in Amsterdam, 26-28 November 2009

 

International Forum on Urbanism

Mega-event strategy as a tool for urban transformation: Sydney’s experience. Paper presented at the 4th International Forum on Urbanism, held in Amsterdam, 26-28 November 2009

2009

 

Intute

Internet resources for Olympic studies

March 2008

 

Invest Thames Gateway

Home to big ideas: The impact of major events on inward investment. London 2012 and the Thames Gateway

2010

 

Local Government Association

Getting on track: how local authorities can maximise the benefits of London 2012

March 2006

 

London Assembly

The finances of the Olympic legacy

October 2010

 

London Assembly

A lasting legacy for London? Assessing the legacy of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

May 2007

 

London Assembly

Legacy Limited? A review of the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s role

February 2010

 

London Assembly

Legacy United? The legacy of London’s Olympic venues

September 2010

 

London Assembly

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: The employment and skills legacy

March 2007

 

London Assembly

London’s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games

January 2003

 

London Assembly

Towards a lasting legacy: A 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games update

July 2009

 

London Borough of Newham

Stratford Metropolitan Masterplan

February 2011

 

London Development Agency

Legacy now: Shaping the Olympic Park legacy

February 2008

 

National Audit Office

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: progress report

February 2011

 

National Audit Office

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Progress report

June 2008

 

New Economics Foundation

Fool’s gold: How the 2012 Olympics is selling East London short, and a 10 point plan for a more positive local legacy

2008

 

Nottingham University, Business School

The economic impact of the London 2012 Olympics

May 2005

 

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Local development benefits from staging global events: Achieving the Local Development Legacy from 2012

2010

 

Oxford Brookes University

Olympic venues: Regeneration legacy. Literature review

June 2010

 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

London 2012 legacy

February 2011

 

University of East of London, London East Research Institute

Carrying the torch: The 2012 Olympic Games and East London

2006

 

University of East of London, London East Research Institute

From Beijing to Bow Creek: Measuring the Olympics effect

March 2006

 

University of East of London, London East Research Institute

London’s Olympic Legacy: A “Thinkpiece” report prepared for the OECD and the Department for Communities and Local Government

November 2009

 

Tim van Vrijaldenhoven

Reaching beyond the gold: The impact of global events on urban development

2007

 

University of East London

Olympic legacy governance arrangements

November 2009

 

Visit London

Capital investment: The visitor benefits

July 2010

 

Websites

 

2012 Legacies for Learning

The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) was awarded funding by JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) for the development of Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OER) on the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and their legacy. The project’s purpose is to identify, develop as necessary, make accessible and promote resources which can support higher education programmes in engaging students in learning. There are a range of resources in this collection: case studies and discussion starters; research; and official documents.

 

Commission for a Sustainable London 2012

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 provides assurance to the Olympic Board and the public on how the bodies delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and legacy are meeting their sustainability commitments

 

eLegacies: learning resources for the 2010 Games

LinkBC have launched their free online tool for colleges, universities and other organisations to maximize the learning opportunities from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

 

Estates Gazette blog

An Estates Gazette blog on the London Olympics.

 

Health and Safety Executive

The HSE and local authority co-regulators are working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in order to ensure a proportionate and consistent approach to the regulation of Games-related activities in London and around the UK.

 

London 2012: learning legacy

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has launched a free-access online knowledge resource of more than 250 documents charting the learning, innovation and best practice from the construction of the London 2012 project. The Learning Legacy marks the first time a UK construction project has sought to capture intellectual capital on this scale. The resource is a collaborative approach between the ODA, contractors, professional institutes, government bodies and academia. Under the initiative the organisations involved are taking ownership of ten themes to help businesses raise the bar in areas such as design and engineering, planning, procurement and project management. In addition it sets out how the ODA tackled issues such as getting more women into construction, building better health and safety records, creating a green landscape from a former industrial site and completing projects on time and within budget. The website will be added to over time, forming a comprehensive online library.

 

London Councils: 2012 local benefits

Website of the London Councils, highlighting their contribution to the London Olympics and benefits resulting.

 

London Legacy Development Corporation

The Development Corporation, which came into being on 1st April 2012, will continue the work of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (Legacy Company), as well as manage some of the assets and responsibilities of existing regeneration agencies in the area, such as the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC). It will also have greater powers over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (the name for the Olympic Park after the Games) and in October 2012, the Development Corporation will also take over planning powers from LTGDC and the Olympic Delivery Authority. The purpose of the Mayoral Development Corporation is: “To promote and deliver physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the Olympic Park and surrounding area, in particular by maximising the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, by securing high-quality sustainable development and investment, ensuring the long-term success of the facilities and assets within its direct control and supporting and promoting the aim of convergence”

 

Olympic Delivery Authority

Responsible for delivering the London 2012 Games.

 

Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROSO)

This is a unique learning resource, publishing scholarly and multidisciplinary research on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Aimed at academics, researchers, lecturers, students, authors, educators, athletes, coaches, journalists, Olympic and Paralympic centres, policy-makers, professionals and anyone with an interest in the Games, it aims to stimulate the production of new knowledge and facilitate dialogue and connections across disciplines. ROSO contains over 1000 journal articles and book chapters, including handbooks and major reference works dating back to the 1960s on themes including: the media, education, gender, politics, governance, management, law, business, ethics, legacies, the environment, disability studies, athletic performance and history.

 

Visit Britain

Visit Britain’s website covering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.