London calling for Green Sky Thinking events

GST13-ButtonIf you’re looking for some practical guidance on sustainability check out a free London-wide event, Green Sky Thinking, a week-long series of free sustainability-focused events showcasing innovative and practical solutions to greening London’s built environment, which runs across London from 15-19 April. Ranging from onsite project talks, round-table discussions, pecha kuchas and seminars, it offers attendees the inside view from top experts, industry leaders and collaborative teams to understand innovations and what works in practice. Victoria Thornton, Founding Director of Open City, said: “The value of Green Sky Thinking Week is offering the solution of ‘how’ to make London’s built environment  sustainable.”

Green Sky Thinking is tailored for those who influence how a sustainable built environment is financed, created, designed and managed. Planners, councillors, developers, asset managers, neighbourhood groups, architects, engineers, contractors, and professionals across the built environment and property sectors are invited to attend and contribute.

Building on last year’s theme of ‘Mapping Sustainable London’, the event aims to continue its goal of identifying the sustainable initiatives and thinking that is driving London’s green agenda forward, mapping not only where sustainable developments are taking place, but how and by whom the projects are being realised.

The three sub-themes of the event are:

  • Delivering a Green City – showcases practical and exemplar projects,
  • Leading a Green City – profiles the people and organizations making significant a step-change.
  • Connecting a Green City – looks beyond buildings to address full infrastructure Integration.

Responding to the programme sub-themes, confirmed events include:

  • A Gardiner & Theobald and PricewaterhouseCooper event, to consider the optimising outcome for the occupant of the exemplar 7 More London.
  • Henderson Global Investors talks from the client point of view of occupying British Land’s BREEAM Excellent 201 Bishopsgate.
  • Max Fordham offering a solution to the performance gap through applying a Soft Landings transferal process.
  • ‘Better the Devil you Know’ has Waterman Group looking at existing building stock and how to effectively ‘recycle’ rather than build anew.
  • A Greater London Authority event which will look to gain ‘ground-truths’ from industry leaders on Mayoral policy and objectives.

All events are free to attend, however advance booking is essential. To book you place visit the website and select your event: www.greenskythinking.org.uk

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