Architecture organisation Open-City are launching a series of free events in London from 17–22 September focused on sustainable communities and green infrastructure.

Green Sky Thinking free events programme on low-carbon design and retrofit

The Landscape Institute is one of the sponsors behind Green Sky Thinking, an informal programme of daytime, evening and weekend talks, seminars, roundtable discussions and building and site tours across London that will give industry and clients the opportunity to come face-to-face with leading experts in sustainable design.

Programme highlights include:

  • ‘Getting Ready to Retrofit’ Seminars led by the Institute for Sustainability’s FLASH programme, will bring together some of the UK’s leading retrofit experts to discuss the business opportunities emerging in the fast-expanding area of low-carbon design and retrofit for London-based SMEs in architecture, landscape, engineering, construction and building trades.
  • ‘Turning a glass house into a green house’ sees Meredith Davey at Atelier Ten highlight how the development of ‘Gardens by the Bay’ in Singapore is creating the world’s premier tropical garden city.
    Anna Devlet, communities executive at British Land, discusses strategies for creating sustainable communities at British Land’s Regent’s Place development.
  • ‘Up on the Roof’ is an afternoon tour of living roofs in Lambeth, including the UK’s largest green roof renewal housing project.
  • ‘Occupying Streets at all Hours’ – a practical fieldwork street design appraisal around King’s Cross for professionals interested in urban public space.

For full details visit www.greenskythinking.org.uk or contact Sarah Yates at Open-City on 020 7380 0412 or at syates@open-city.org.uk

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