For 2013 we will be enhancing and developing our existing initiatives, but also creating a number of new ones. We hope that 2013 is also a year for experimentation and innovation with our many partners and supporters, providing a platform for continuing success into the future.
Our 2013 initiatives will include:
Accelerate into Univeristy!: March 2013 onwards
A mentor access programme for school children aged 15 to 17 from hard to reach backgrounds. With partners Make and UCL/The Bartlett, it will provide mentoring and skills for those who wish to pursue built environment careers.
Green Sky Thinking: 15–19 April 2013
Mapping the capital’s sustainable communities through on-site talks, tours, workshops and other activities providing an accessible platform for understanding how a sustainable city could evolve
and what lessons are being learned
Archikids Festival: 17-19 May 2013
First ever architecture festival for children only, taking place in the City of London’s Square Mile as part of our child-friendly city initiative
Open Debate 17 September
Open-City's inaugural debate asks 'Is London Building a Sterile City?'. Chaired by BBC Correspondent Razia Iqbal, with Bob Allies (Allies & Morrison), Stephen Howlett (CEO, Peabody Trust), Leo Hollis (Author, 'Citites are Good For You') and Sue Illman (Chairman, Landscape Institute) on the panel.
Open House London 21 & 22 September
The capital’s greatest architectural showcase and the only truly citywide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live and work.
Year-round London Architecture Tours
Discover London with Open-City London Architecture Tours, exploring the architecture, design and urban context of London.
‘OPEN-CITY, OPEN MINDS’ & ‘CAKES , WINE & ARCHITECTURE’ - year-round
Debates throughout the year provoking discussion around the value of urban architecture and public space. Supporters include the British Council, Hassell and The Photographers’ Gallery
24 September 2013
Success of Open House London on BBC News
23 September 2013
Open House London a great success
18 August 2013
Open Debate: Is London Building a Sterile City?
15 August 2013
Success for Accelerate into Architecture students
15 August 2013
Open House London Buildings Announced
19 July 2013
Join the Open Debate and fill in the Poll
7 March 2013
Competition Launched for Archikids Festival
4 March 2013
Green Sky Thinking Week Programme launched
19 Feb 2013
Open-City at Ecobuild 2013