This morning a demonstration outside the London Development Agency took place at 9.30am, at their new offices at 197 Blackfriars Road. A further unauthorised press conference outside the Greater London Authority will commence from 11am, today.
Olympic Development Agency and the Democratic Values of GLA and LDA
The consultation period was typified by a lack of public debate and input. Both the LDA and London 2012 claim to have run a thorough and successful community consultation process during the two years between the bid announcement and London ’winning’ the 2012 Games. These claims can be challenged in many ways, almost all of which highlight the undemocratic nature and tokenism of the consultation.
The press conference is part of a weekend of events in London. The London meetings coincide with actions around the world, coordinated by the Habitat International Coalition, on the impacts of market finance on human habitat.
London Development Agency
197 Blackfriars Road
Greater London Authority
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA
Massimo on 07877 091933
Carolyn Smith 0207 739 3435