London Olympics: What's in it for Women?

6 July 2011

Time: 1:30pm
Venue: Arts Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Mile End Campus

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Information for those registered to attend

Due to a technical fault, some bookings for this event were not properly received. If you have booked to attend this event, but did not receive a confirmation email from us - please do come on the day! Registration is from 1.30pm on Wednesday 6 July in the Arts Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Mile End Campus. For a map and directions to the campus, please click here


Rimla Akhtar, Chair, Muslim Women's Sport Foundation.

Alison Nimmo CBE, Director of Design and Regeneration, Olympic Delivery Authority. 

Tim Woodhouse, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation. 

Jayne Caudwell, Senior Lecturer, Chelsea School, University of Brighton. 

Louise Mansfield, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure, Canterbury Christ Church University.

This free half-day seminar will explore how much and in what ways gender has been taken into account in planning 2012.

• Has the Olympic site been designed to address gender issues relating to ergonomics, safety, transport and accessibility?
• Have the competition facilities been designed to raise the profile of women's sports?
• Have the Olympic boroughs used the 2012 opportunity to increase the provision of women-friendly sporting venues?
• Will the Olympic legacy result in more women participating in exercise and sport?
• What are the wider implications for urban design of policies aimed at increasing women's participation in and access to sports?

Join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussions.

The London Women and Planning Forum is an information network for planning officers, architects, academics, students and community and voluntary organisations involved with urban environment and gender equality issues. For more information, please see our website:

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