London 2012: Sustainable Legacy?

Publication date:
February 2013
One of the central strands of London's successful bid to host the Olympic Games was its claim that it would be the 'greenest Games ever'. In this journal, developed in collaborated with the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 (CSL), the IES investigates whether London 2012 delivered on this claim. The journal interrogates the achievements of the delivery bodies throughout the lifetime of the Games and into legacy in an attempt to answer whether or not an Olympic Games can ever truly be sustainable.
  1. Inspiring a generation? - Shaun McCarthy
  2. Welcome to our world - two perspectives - Shaun McCarthy and Jonathon Porritt
  3. Strategically assured: London 2012, now what's next? - Emma Synnott and Ben Wilson
  4. Influencing design and procurement - Jonathan Turner and Shaun McCarthy
  5. Stakeholder reflections
  6. Communicating in the context of a sustainability assurance body - Chris Clarke and Jemma Percy
  7. The legacy of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 - Rebecca Simmons
  8. What the UK construction and events industries learned from the London 2012 Olympic Games - Stuart Green and Eleni Theodoraki
  9. Sustainability, the environment and health - Heather Barrett-Mold
  10. Health and one-planet living - Robin Stott
  11. East London: powerhouse or powderpuff? The socio-economic benefits of London 2012 - Gary Cox
  12. London 2012 - a game-changing Games for access and inclusion? - Andrew Shipley
  13. Feeding the Olympics - Jonathan Pauling
  14. Sustainable design and the built environment - Julie Greer and Andrew Myer
  15. Sustainability in numbers - Jonathan Turner and Jenna Edgar
  16. Ethics and sponsoring major events - lessons from London 2012. Now what's next? - Jill Savery and David Jackman
  17. The Olympic effect on East London - Neil Taylor
  18. London 2012 and thereafter: working towards sustainable communities - Gautam Banerji
  19. London 2012 air quality - Claire Holman
  20. Energy, carbon and waste - did London lead or follow? - Shaun McCarthy and Richard Jackson
  21. Inspiring a generation? Pro-environmental behaviour change and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Sarah Cameron
  22. Behaviour change - inspiring a generation - Victoria Stonebridge

Who to contact

Paddy Fowler

Publications Officer

 Email Twitter LinkedIn

Latest journal

Unintended consequences crop up throughout our lives; they can change our perspective, open new avenues and create all manner of...

Explore available jobs