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Jorn, interesting article! I recently wrote a paper on labour market transformation strategies in post-industrial cities of Glasgow and Rotterdam in which I also studied Glasgow’s CWG Legacy framework. Just to complement your story from a different angle, I found that in order for the CWG to achieve the intended inclusion of the east end in the city’s economy it needs to address the mismatch between peoples’ educational skills and the demand of the service economic for high skilled workers, which the CWG legacy does not do. In stead of attracting capital from outside in, the city should perhaps focus more on providing channels through which the local population can find structural access to these major economic events and the post-industrial urban economy in general. In other words, the legacy claims that the CWG will benefit socially and economically excluded communities in the east end but as you suggest, I also found that it does not provide the means to actually include these communities (e.g. work-learn trajectories, better education). Thus, I think it is unlikely that the games will provide a structural solution to the economic deprivation in the east end…