London is the greenest city of its size in the world. It leads the way with innovative environmental design solutions, green infrastructure and energy performance. Yet the city continues to face environmental challenges such as air quality, overheating and flooding.
Our Green Exemplar strand highlights projects that are making significant steps in creating sustainable places for us to work and live in. Take a look this year at how designers are making a cleaner and greener place for Londoners.
Take a look this year at how we are making a cleaner and greener place for Londoners.
Healthy living and working:
Practice what you teach:
Polluting the City
Our annual live debate for Londoners is now in its third year. As a citizen, is making London a more sustainable place to live important to you? What aspects do you think should take priority? Open-City want to know your thoughts on the pressing issues.
See the Open Debate page for further details and how to apply for a place.
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 6th 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 (2017 dates to be confirmed). www.greenskythinking.org.uk