From above, more than half of the city is either green or blue. However, it is not just these spaces that make our city sustainable: our buildings and infrastructure should be at the forefront of delivering innovative sustainable design.
Our Green Exemplar strand - from large-scale regeneration projects to micro-community initiatives - highlights projects that are making significant steps in creating a sustainable city.
Take a look this year at how we are making a cleaner and greener place for Londoners:
London: Designed for healthy living?
Tuesday 16 September
With so much green seen from above, why is London’s air pollution one of the worst in Europe? With cyclists doubling on the city’s roads in the last 20 years, is there sufficient design for them? With London delivering some of the best exemplars in green construction in the world, do the majority of our buildings follow suit?
The Green Debate asks public and professional citizens alike – how healthy is London’s built environment, and how can we improve it?
Join our inaugural Green Debate at the exemplar Saw Swee Hock Student Centre of the London School of Economics. There are 100 places available by ballot, which will be launched on 15 August.
To enter the ballot on 15 August view the Bookings page or click here
Sustainable thinking is a key theme for Open-City year round. If you are an architect, designer or other built environment professional, get involved in our annual Green Sky Thinking Week on 20-24 April 2015. It’s a London-wide initiative highlighting innovative and practical solutions on how we make London’s built environment sustainable. Now in its 5th year.