Green Sky Thinking Week 2015

Over 2,100 professionals attended the B2B onsite and live project events of Green Sky Thinking Week from 20-24 April 2015.

Download the Green Sky Thinking Week 2015 Summary Report

Key Highlights of 2015

  • Fifth year of Green Sky Thinking Week - launched in 2011
  • 45 sustainability focused events (20 onsite)
  • 58 leading built environment organizations involved as event hosts
    45% of participants new to the programme
  • Over 2,000 industry professionals attended including local government, design professionals, clients, developers
  • Programme launched at City Hall by Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor, Greater London Authority
  • Commit5 Campaign announced in Green Sky Thinking’s fifth year



Cross-Sector Collaborations
53% (40% on 2014) of events were collaboratively hosted.Participants consisted of clients, designers, consultants, contractors, and peers, representing the various stakeholders of a project/debate.

78% attendees surveyed agreed that the programme ‘reinforced the need for cross-sector conversation’

Reflect on Own Practice
65% of participants agreed that the programme provided ‘an opportunity to reflect on recent work and own practice’.

‘We are always inspired to adapt our approach to sustainability to incorporate the best of every years event’ Ally Best, Elliott Wood

Prompt to the Industry
100% of participants surveyed said the programme was ‘a unique platform for championing sustainability in the industry’.

‘Green Sky Thinking is a really important industry event that helps put sustainability topics firmly on the agenda of the wider industry.’ Lesley Treacy, Greengage Environmental LLP

Honest Lessons Learnt
‘Seeing solutions that really work’ was ranked the most important part of the programme.

‘It is a great opportunity to discuss schemes at all stages with peers and learn from others in a transparent manner.’ Louisa Bowles, Partner, HawkinsBrown

Event Reviews

Open-City launched the 2015 programme on Wednesday 15 April at City Hall. Hosted by the Greater London Authority, the launch event brought together 120 leading professionals to debate the critical question of how we move London toward a sustainable future.

Read the event reviews and discussion summaries of 2015.

Hear what attendees of the week thought about Green Sky thinking. What interested them the most, what they learnt and why they'll come back in 2016.

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