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Posted 07.19.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Anisha Gade: Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village



London, 2012
For this year’s games, the Organizing Committee redeveloped a predominantly industrial area, the Lower Lea Valley, in east London. The new mixed-use district, Stratford, includes the Olympic Village complex, a shopping center and millions of square feet of commercial space.

[Photo from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games]

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Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village
On Places, a slideshow on the urban form of Olympic Villages, from derelict ruins in Berlin to suburban townhomes in Sydney to public housing in Athens.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anisha Gade is currently pursuing dual masters degrees in city planning and architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
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