From above, more than half of the city is either green or blue. However, it is not just these spaces that make our city sustainable: our buildings and infrastructure should be at the forefront of delivering innovative sustainable design.
Our Green Exemplar strand - from large-scale regeneration projects to micro-community initiatives - highlights projects that are making significant steps in creating a sustainable city.
Take a look this year at how we are making a cleaner and greener place for Londoners.
For the full list of Green Exemplars search the programme under 'Green Exemplar'.
London: Designed for healthy living?
Tuesday 16 September
Join us at our inaugural Green Debate at the exemplar Saw Swee Hock Student Centre of the London School of Economics. There are 100 places available by ballot click here to find out more
Sustainable thinking is a key theme for Open-City year round. Our mission is to champion a better-built environment and by implication a more sustainable one.
Alongside the Greener City strand of Open House London, we also run the annual Green Sky Thinking Week each spring (now in its 5th year). Green Sky Thinking is a London-wide initiative for professionals, using the Open House model, to highlight innovative and practical solutions on how we make London’s built environment sustainable.
Connecting the dots…
As an independent organisation Open-City sits between design professional and public user, offering a unique space for open and inclusive dialogue on the sustainability of London’s built environment. For instance, the opinion polls we gather during Open House London inform the programme content of the upcoming Green Sky Thinking Week. Cyclically, the industry concerns and success’ discussed at Green Sky Thinking are brought to the public domain through the Greener City strand of Open House London.
By connecting the dots we aim to:
If you are an architect, designer or other built environment professional, get involved in our Green Sky Thinking Week on 20-24 April 2015. www.greenskythinking.org.uk