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Green Sky Thinking sustainability week

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Green Sky Thinking sustainability week returns for its 6th year on 25 – 29 April 2016 with 50 free sustainability-related events for built environment professionals across London and the programme is now open for booking.

The themes this year are urban resilience, green tech and health & wellbeing. Hear from key individuals of Grosvenor, Arup, Bennetts Associates, Mace, Great Portland Estates, AECOM, ECD Architects, BuroHappold, Make Architecture, HawkinsBrown and many others.

Fundamental shifts in how we deliver sustainable cities are essential to making a more liveable, adaptable urban future. Open-City’s Green Sky Thinking Week for built environment professionals highlights and unpacks innovation and best practice that is happening now to help us build smarter cities.
With leading industry organisations hosting a week-long series of 50+ unique events across London – tours, talks, walks, debates and beyond – it’s a chance for anyone working in the built environment sectors to see specific on site examples, talk face-to-face with top experts and strengthen cross-sector collaborations.
At its heart the programme is about sharing knowledge across industry sectors – architecture, engineering, development, placemaking and landscape, among many others. Most importantly, it focuses on the need for better, stronger and interdisciplinary collaborations as the way to achieving sustainable cities.

"Since 2011 Green Sky Thinking has led the professional debate on how best to design and build more sustainable built environments. Now, Open City’s annual, week-long event, is moving into its second age asking what flows from sustainable design. With this in mind, the notion of a more equitable city – a built environment that serves the interests of all a city’s residents – will act as a soft theme underpinning the week-long event.” Rory Olcayto, Chief Executive Open-City

Running from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April, this year’s programme will focus on:

Urban Resilience
Is city living inherently more sustainable? How can we still deliver good-quality sustainable buildings and places in the age of austerity? How do we manage and make space for infrastructure in such a highly dense city?

Green Tech
How do we use technology to create responsive, sustainable environments? How does smart technology help us to understand and adapt to changing uses of the city? Where is real innovation happening and delivering results?

Health and Wellbeing
What impact is the industry really making in delivering healthier places and spaces, including workspaces? Can we improve post-occupancy evaluation methods? How can specific interventions to improve health and wellbeing be measured?

All events are free to attend but advance booking is essential, for full programme listing and booking details visit our website: