by Charlie Tims
So, the sun's out and the IOC are in town to give London's bid for the 2012 Olympics a good going over. Aside from checking that the trains will be running to time and everyone's going to fit in the stadium, they'll also be looking for evidence of robust planning for the legacy after the games - something that Demos and the IPPR tackled in After the Goldrush published last Autumn. Seeing beyond the Olympics as a carte blanche to knock up a load of houses and build a big park, the pamphlet outlines different ways a carefully managed games could trigger new forms of participation, sustainable environmental development and cultural activity. Check it out here.