Rising in the East

Four years on from the opening ceremony of London 2012, we hosted a conference to look back over the success of the Park, and explore the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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  1. The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, opened the event, stressing the importance of long term employment opportunities and homes:
  2. But how can we ensure local people continue to benefit from job opportunities in the Park?
  3. Then exciting new visuals for the Cultural and Education District were announced:
  4. But the Young Mayor of Newham Alex Jarrett had some questions about the Cultural and Education District:
  5. Innovation, connectivity and collaboration is going to be key to the Park's future economy:
  6. Transport links are crucial to businesses, and there's still some work to be done:
  7. Getting to the Park is one issue, but community cohesion and a sense of place is also crucial. Stratford and the Park must be woven into the fabric of existing neighbourhoods:
  8. Jules Pipe, future Deputy Mayor for planning, regeneration and skills then gave his final speech as Mayor of Hackney:
  9. "We must continue to strive to make this a legacy for all East London; one which benefits people from all backgrounds, which provides those life changing opportunities for the people that need them most.”
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