London Calling - The Greening of the #Olympics.

Slide Show Getty Images The Sydney athletes' village contained temporary fit outs (e.g. garages as bedrooms) to maximize housing during the Games. ----- Advertising ----- As in Sydney, the London Games have catalyzed the reclamation of a contaminated site. And because the London Games are located in a disadvantaged area of the city, the post-Games benefits—including much-needed green space, a swimming facility for families, increased affordable housing, a district energy facility, and improved public transportation—can be expected to kick in much faster than they did in Sydney. As for the legacy of venues, designers have had an eye on post-Games utility from the start. To shift from Olympic to community scale, the aquatics center and the main Olympic stadium are designed to become smaller, with fewer post-games spectator seats. Other venues, such as the basketball arena, m...

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