On 15 April, Open-City will organise the official launch of the fifth edition of the Green Sky Thinking week. This one-week event, which takes place between 20 and 24 April 2015, will consist of several expert-led events organised across London focused on sustainability in the city. Advisory firm Mace has signed up as sponsor and will host four events during the week.
Green Sky Thinking
Green Sky Thinking week is a programme for built environment and property professionals highlighting innovative practice on sustainability for London. The one-week programme, which is created and run by Open-City* with the assistance of the Sustainability Soundings Board, consists of informal and on-site project talks, providing ‘real’ exemplars for the industry to learn from. The event is attended by “those who influence how a sustainable built environment is financed, created, designed and managed”, ranging from decision-makers, industry professionals to end-users.
The fifth edition will be organised from 20 to 24 April 2015, hosting 46 sustainability-focused events at 55+ onsite and project specific events across London. The programme is focused around the Social Sustainability, Intelligent Design and Green Infrastructure themes.
Engineering and consulting firm Mace has signed up as sponsor of the event, for the second year running, with the week providing an ideal platform to showcase its thought leadership, expertise and solutions to (potential) clients and learn from best practices from other experts in the field. During the week, Mace will co-host four events, including a tour of the new Sky Believe in Better Building, a talk on shared experiences and lessons learnt together with and Crown Estates and a hunt around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
On Wednesday 15 April, Open-City and the Great London Authority will host the official launch of Green Sky Thinking at City Hall, considering the city-wide strategy, policy and procedures that will enable such sustainable development for London. During this event, Mark Reynolds, Mace’s CEO, will chair an expert panel discussion, looking at how the strategy and vision of the plan will be practically implemented by the construction sector. “I am delighted Mace is involved with Green Sky Thinking for a second year running,” comments Reynolds. “This series of events is a great opportunity to meet with clients and industry leaders to share best practice and ensure a brighter future for the built environment.”
* The Open-City is an independent, not for profit architecture education organisation, set up to be at the centre of creating better places – and a better city.