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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games : Legacy, Regeneration and Participation?

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 at 9:30AM - 1:00PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4EP, UK
Prices start at £50.00 - Half day event
RTPI North East

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games : Legacy, Regeneration and Participation?  A major objective of the 2012 Olympic Games in London was to provide a legacy for sport and recreation throughout the country.  The half day event will look at the how sporting events and facilities have contributed to regeneration and increased participation both nationally and across the region. It will also explore the subsequent potential and challenges for improvements to planning for sport and recreation in the region.

This event has been organised with the support of Signet Planning and Sport England.

To book a place at this event please access the booking form link below and return the form to  -




9.30 am            Registration and refreshments

10.00 am           Introduction from the Chairperson

Sandra Manson, Director, Signet Planning

10.10 am           The Olympics and London --- Reshaping perceptions and place through the conception and delivery of two great sporting events.  Colin Haylock – Haylock Planning and Design, RTPI Past President and member of London Mayor’s Design Advisory Group.                                  

10.45 am           A Sporting Habit for Life - Community Sport Legacy From the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mike Diaper Executive Director Sport England and Judith Rasmussen Strategic Lead Sport England

11.20 am          Refreshments

11.35 am           The Legacy of Hosting the Olympics for a Host City -      Mark Jackson, Head of 2012 operations, Corporate Projects Manager, Newcastle City Council

12.10 pm           The Legacy v Planning Reform – Planning Positively for Sport in the post NPPF era. 

Dave McGuire, Planning Manager, Sport England

12.45 pm          Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers)

1.00 pm            Finish             

n.b. bring your camera we hoping to have an Olympic Torch on display - its your chance to have your photo taken with this iconic symbol.