Interesting research/planning in London to harvest the presence of the Olympics in 2012 and future years
(Image of major Olympics construction projects in London from the Daily Mail.)
From the london 2012 meta-evaluation webpage of the Department of Culture, Media & Sport:
Meta-Evaluation of the Impacts and Legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
From the outset the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have aimed to deliver a lasting legacy for the UK. DCMS has commissioned a consortium led by Grant Thornton, including Ecorys and Loughborough University, to undertake a comprehensive meta-evaluation of the impacts and legacy of the Games.
The meta-evaluation will pull together the results of evaluations of individual legacy programmes, projects and initiatives, and use these along with additional research to evaluate the overall legacy of the Games. It will aim to address overarching questions such as the impact of the Games on the UK economy and on the uptake of sport.
The study will enable Government to understand and demonstrate the long-term impact of the Games to help ensure current and future programmes provide value for money.
A post Games initial evaluation will be published shortly after the Games, in spring/summer 2013. Prior to this, a number of interim outputs will also be published. Further research will be commissioned separately to look at the effect of the Games up to around 2020.
The various reports and surveys are listed on the page and are downloadable/accessible.