Olympic game development is rushed, expensive and large-scaled. Now, more than ever, winning the right to host Olympic games also comes with large-scale responsibility. Olympic game hosts are given the opportunity to present their country as leader of the current times – and in our time, its becoming more and more obvious that such large-scale development must be carefully pursued by the sustainability conscious.
London took this challenge and ran with it. The new East-London Olympic park that will soon boast world-class sporting facilities for the 2012 summer Olympics was once, not too long ago, just an unvisited, industrial wasteland. continue reading