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Birkbeck's Big Ideas: Does stadium-led regeneration work?

Venue: External, City and Islington College, Centre for Lifelong Learning, 28-42 Blackstock Road, London, N4 2DG

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Join us for the first Birkbeck's Big Ideas of 2019 and come prepared for interesting discussion and fascinating research!

Birkbeck's Big Ideas is a series of thought-provoking free public lectures, delivered in the local community by Birkbeck researchers from a wide range of subject areas. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous educational experience, and the lectures are a chance to learn something new. This latest installment comes from Mark Panton, from Birkbeck's Sport Business Centre.

The use of sports stadiums as part of local regeneration started in the USA several decades ago. Numerous academic studies have found no, or negligible, economic effects from these developments in the local areas. More recently ‘psychic income’ for the local community has been advanced as a major benefit.

Does stadium-led regeneration have a positive impact? Mark Panton discusses his recent research in Tottenham and Manchester, where he studied the impacts with members of local communities, football supporters and representatives from football clubs involved. Some of the research is now published in a graphic book. Come along, listen and join in the discussion.

The event is FREE and open to all, but please note that seating is allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration and refreshments start at 6pm and the talk will commence at 6.15pm.

Listen to a podcast about Mark's research here:

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We look forward to welcoming you to this Birkbeck's Big Ideas event!

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