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Green Sky Thinking - Call for Entries

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Open City’s free week-long event is an opportunity to showcase sustainability

Open City is looking for proposals for its London-wide Green Sky Thinking programme running during mid September. The free five-day event centers on architects and construction professionals sharing best practice methods alongside working as a platform to showcase and debate sustainable design solutions.

The first Green Sky Thinking last summer saw over 20 practices open their doors for the week. Highlights included a tour of Lambeth’s green roofs, a visit to David Morley’s Isis Education Centre in Hyde Park and a Pecha Kucha hosted by Aedas on the vital topic of building performance monitoring.

Here are some simple tips to make life easier when participating in the Open City event:

  • Dust off your models and hang your most recent boards
  • Consider a Pecha Kucha format, inviting in outside specialists
  • Concentrate on one or two key messages
  • Use the event as a pretext for an office clean-up
  • Nothing tells the story better than performance data: if you have some, share it
  • Engage junior staff with opportunities to present
  • Serve high tea with china cups, cakes and scones
  • The proof is in the pudding: communicate your track record
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to invite all your clients as Green Sky Thinking is an easy way to show off your green credentials: you never know who might walk through your door.

Green Sky Thinking takes place from the 17th to the 21st September 2012.

For further information, contact Sarah Yates at Open-City


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