The City Episode August 7, 2012

London Plays Games (Part II): The Remaking of East London

5:00pm - 5:59pm

SECOND IN A SERIES | On the podcast, we hear from Julian Cheyne (Counter Olympics Network) on the relationships between the London Games, property (re)development, gentrification, and remaking of working class East London boroughs into (upper) middle class urban space. Goldman Sachs and CBRE (the world's larger commercial development firm) provide perspectives from the elites who trumpet gentrification, redevelopment, and the displacement of working class housing and jobs. These processes of urban class transformation are made possible and underwritten, in part, by celebration capitalism-style mega-events like the Olympic Games.

Track Listing:

Dollars and Cents
Radiohead · Amnesiac
On or On and On
Homo Duplex · On or On and On