Green Sky Thinking 2018

Programme of Events

Health and Housing

17 May 2018

How can we promote and secure long-term health outcomes, specifically concerning the extensive supply of new housing across the UK? The event will seek to comprehensively explore the barriers faced by professionals in raising greater consciousness around healthy housing and how collectively, we can drive change towards sustainable housing developments...

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Cities for People

17 May 2018

Great engineering shapes the city for the people, enhancing well-being with the minimum use of resources. Cities are exciting places to work, every site is woven into its neighbourhood with respect to infrastructure, community, history and future potential. We will share the challenges we have overcome, at differing scales.

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An Exploration of White Collar Factory - SOLD OUT waiting list only

17 May 2018

Two groups will take part in an experiment exploring responses to White Collar Factory – a building with innovative sustainability and long-term research at its heart. One group will be made up of built environment professionals and the other from the local community around Old Street.

Do Not Consult: Co-creation in Plan Making

17 May 2018

There is a lot of support for the principle that pro-active planning is better than retroactive development control if the aim is to create cities and neighbourhoods that enable people and economies to flourish. Although this principle has theoretically been at the heart of the planning system from the Town...

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South Thamesmead: Designing a Liveable Neighbourhood

17 May 2018

Peabody’s regeneration of South Thamesmead is an ambitious long-term project that focuses on the integration of existing communities and acknowledges the importance of creating not only physical connections with the existing urban context but also metaphorical links to the local history, culture and people.

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The Zero Carbon Myth - SOLD OUT waiting list only

17 May 2018

Year on year, the requirements to limit energy use, and therefore to limit carbon emissions, have been tightened. The Mayor now includes a ‘zero carbon’ requirement in the London Plan but, what does zero carbon actually mean?Our hypothesis is that we are propagating a zero carbon myth.

What is the future of last-mile logistics?

17 May 2018

London is a thriving city and as the capital grows, the demands placed on business to get their goods and services to their customers naturally increases. However, space is at a premium and balancing the demands for housing, green space and public realm often conflicts with the functional needs of...

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Tools for human-centred design - SOLD OUT waiting list only

17 May 2018

Buildings are meant for people. By situating the user at the heart of the design process, we can create more meaningful, sustainable and healthier spaces. Through the following presentations, the event will discuss a range of tools that help improve human experience of buildings and cities using innovative design strategies.

Benefits of ‘Healthy Streets’ and Opportunities and Barriers to Their Delivery on London’s Southbank

17 May 2018

BWB Consulting Ltd, in conjunction with our local Business Improvement District (BID) ‘Better Bankside’, are delighted to deliver this event which will explore how we can ‘put people first’ when it comes to planning, designing, delivering and maintaining excellent quality streets and public realm.

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The Role of BIM in Smart Cities - SOLD OUT waiting list only

17 May 2018

Information Overload or the Smart Application of New Technology? How will this improve the sustainability of our city and what tools do we need to employ to make the most of this opportunity? Will we continue to shape and be shaped by our city or are we simply consumers in...