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Coming soon: Open-City launches Green Sky Thinking 2012

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Mark your calendar for this key annual sustainable design event September 17 to 21


Scott Brownrigg - Kings Troop Royal Artillery, Woolwich

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.


Lend Lease - 20 Triton Square, Regent’s Place

Retrofitting the City examines how we can upgrade the existing city to adapt to continuous change.


AHMM - Tea Building

Integrating the City looks beyond buildings to address sustainability as it relates to public realm, infrastructure, energy, technology and the wider city.


Adams & Sutherland - Bow Riverside

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
Atelier Ten
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.


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