Speaking during a public debate on the Olympic Park after 2012, Burdett warned that 30 years of investment in east London had done little to raise its socio-economic profile and that unless the Olympic Park was stitched into its setting, little would change beyond the park’s perimeter.
He said: “I am reminded by major urban developments of the last 60 years that have become nightmares that any large-scale intervention like this could do something very negative.
“The worst thing it could do is create a massive ghetto of people who are different from those who are there.”
Ricky Burdett warns against Olympic middle-class ghetto
October 11, 2010