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Commonwealth Games Legacy

A West of Scotland Chapter Event

Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 6:15PM - 8:00PM
IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
RTPI Scotland

August 2014 marked the close of the XX Commonwealth Games: the most ambitious of a programme of major cultural events that Glasgow has delivered to date. Four years later, the City co-hosting the inaugural European Championships offers the opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the Games in the City's ongoing regeneration. Hosting international multi-sport events can provide a short term injection of economic growth. However,  balancing this with redressing social challenges and inequalities requires work that goes on well beyond the Closing Ceremony. New evidence suggests that the legacy aspirations of events must be embedded within longer local and national strategies to succeed. Our expert speaker, Forbes Barron of Glasgow City Council, is ideally placed to provide insight into how these aspirations have progressed within the City so far. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

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