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Engineering the 2014 Commonwealth Games

The City of Glasgow is the host for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will come alive with sporting events, including the opening and closing ceremonies. Around 1 million spectators will visit Glasgow during the games.

Glasgow won the bid to host the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2007, with a mix of new and refurbished venues, linked by enhanced roads and public transport networks, as well as an Athletes’ Village that was built specifically for the Games. The location of the new venues was carefully chosen to transform and regenerate former industrial areasof the city, which have suffered from underdevelopment and deprivation in recent years. The new world-class indoor sports arena, velodrome complex and Athletes’ Village have been created to deliver long-term improvements to the people and communities living in the east-end of Glasgow. Long after the games are over, its ‘legacy’ – new parks, homes, roads, cycle paths, sustainable energy systems and sports facilities – will transform this area for the better.

This map tells the story about some of the important changes that the City of Glasgow has had to undergo to get ready and the people who design, build and maintain the infrastructure, which keep our cities cleaner and greener places to live.

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