Coming soon: Open-City launches Green Sky Thinking 2012
Mark your calendar for this key annual sustainable design event September 17 to 21
Open-City has released the programme for Green Sky Thinking 2012, a week-long event which will include more than 50 expert-led talks, tours, debates and seminars across the city on the theme of Mapping Sustainable London.
This year’s events are grouped in three categories:
Visioning the City investigates concepts in sustainable practice and potential futures for London.
Retrofitting the City examines how we can upgrade the existing city to adapt to continuous change.
Integrating the City looks beyond buildings to address sustainability as it relates to public realm, infrastructure, energy, technology and the wider city.
Green Sky Thinking aims to encourage deeper cross-sector collaboration and an integrated approach to sustainable development to inform positive decision-making.
UK-GBC, Landscape Institute, Lend Lease, Scott Brownrigg and Arup are supporting this year’s event, with Allies and Morrison, Jerry Tate Architects, John Robertson Architects, Marks Barfield, Paul Davis + Partners and Penoyre & Prasad among the participants.
A sampling of events includes:
Integrated Sustainability on the Olympic Edge
Tuesday 18 Sept, 5.30pm 7.00pm
Adams & Sutherland
Seminar on delivering integrated sustainability within three olympic related legacy projects: landscape, building and infrastructre - the Greenway, Chandos East Hub and Bow Riverside.
Working with Listed Buildings: The Challenge of Meeting New Regulations
Tuesday 18 Sept, 8.30am 9.30am
A study in how holistic environmental strategies can be used to reduce energy consumption, address carbon emissions, deliver comfort and create inspiring spaces, with the University of the Arts London providing a framework for discussion. Led by Patrick Bellew RDI, Principal, Atelier Ten.
Nine Elms on the South Bank: Creating a New Low Carbon Central London District
Tuesday 18 Sept, 8.30am 10.00am
Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Nine Elms on the south bank is being transformed into a brand new residential and business quarter. Hear about the approach to delivering public realm, energy and transport infrastructure solutions across this 195 hectare district to prepare it for a major increase in population and commercial uses.
Find the full programme listing here, available from Monday 20th August. Advance booking is essential.