Here is a selection of comments from decision-makers, commentators, and partners and supporters on our work and achievements:
Open-City shows everyone how they can have a positive contribution to making a better-designed city:
Peter Bishop, Former Director, Design Development & Environment,
London Development Agency
"The Mayor has created Design for London to promote ... more creative, thoughtful and integrated design which can inspire a better quality of life for Londoners. We believe that Open-City can help us to achieve this, and so make London a more dynamic, diverse and engaged city."
Open-City helps everyone to develop the skills to champion the value of good design:
Cllr Vicki Harris, Chair, Development Control Committee and Design Champion,
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
"It has made me ask questions that I wouldn't have thought about before, and encouraged me to look at things in new ways ... That insight into different ways of looking at a proposal is very useful."
Open-City creates a platform for dialogue and engagement between professionals:
Ken Shuttleworth, Director, Make Architects
"Working with Open-City on these initiatives has been a real privilege - as rewarding and inspiring for us as it is for the young people who get involved in these events."
Open-City catalyses debate between clients and architects about the value of good design:
Ellis Woodman, Buildings Editor, Building Design
"The special thing about the lectures in the Open-City Contemporary series is that you get an understanding of the process in which the buildings are made."
Open-City inspires young people to see how architecture affects their daily lives and how to have a voice within it:
Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Open-City Trustee and
Chair of Supporters at Large
"While London is undergoing a remarkable transformation, young people have little understanding of and even less involvement in the process of change. Open-City 's My City Too programme is a timely response to the challenge of helping the next generation of Londoners influence the future development of their city."
Open-City continues to challenge our perceptions about the city through Open House London:
Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture and Design Critic, The Times
"Architecture is more than just aesthetics. It's about belonging. Open House London gets you to look at your city, then go out and change it."