Exhibition: GREEN2014

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  1. 318 million invested in sports facilities
  2. Over 50 National Legacy 2014 Programmes developed
  3. The 5 million Young Persons Fund will provide 2500 young people with work experience

The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

The XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be a spectacular display of world-class sporting success, that will not only bring together thousands of elite athletes, volunteers and spectators in an incredible festival of sport and culture, but will also provide a unique opportunity for the people of Glasgow and Scotland in terms of a green legacy of facilities and infrastructure.

This exhibition celebrates and showcases the various sustainability related projects that are being delivered by a diverse range of organisations working in collaboration with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the Games Organising Committee (Glasgow 2014 Ltd) as partners in bringing the 2014 Commonwealth Games to life. It also demonstrates how these projects are contributing to the event’s success, while at the same time creating a legacy that will benefit the citizens of Glasgow, the people of Scotland and visitors for years to come.

Research from previous major events suggests it is possible to create a legacy, but that this doesn’t happen by chance. Legacies need to be well planned and executed, and are more likely to work if built-in to existing strategies. With this principle in mind, Games partners have been working collaboratively since 2007, planning and developing a robust legacy programme, which people are already benefiting from.

Architecture and Design Scotland will host a seven-month programme of events and activities to get behind the scenes of the environmental legacy of the Commonwealth Games 2014.

The programme at Architecture and Design Scotland will allow visitors to:

  • Understand Glasgow’s successful bid and what makes the approach taken unique
  • Find out about Glasgow’s rich sporting history and track record in hosting events
  • Reveal why Glasgow’s approach to delivering the Games will have a positive impact across the city
  • Explore the venues through photographic portraits and video.
  • Experience the sustainably developed athlete’s village
  • Be introduced to Glasgow’s 20 Greener Legacy projects and the National Legacy programme – ranging from renewable energy infrastructure to urban bee keeping to the children’s play ‘The Worm’, and from accessible Commonwealth Woods to active travel programmes and wide scale Regeneration projects.

The GREEN2014 programme will have something for everyone!

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