Improvement Districts (BIDs) are private, business led and funded organisations
tasked with delivering services to improve an area’s trading environment.
London’s BIDs (which number over 50) are now leading on ambitious public realm
regeneration projects that seek to address the city’s problems with a strained
transport system, sustainability, poor air quality, climate change and the
demand for a more pedestrian-oriented public environment.
Representing the business community as well as other local
stakeholders, BIDs work alongside statutory organisations such as TfL, local
authorities and the Greater London Authority to affect change; occupying a
somewhat unique position in the development of their respective districts.
- Team London Bridge – Creating a series of green boulevards, quietways, alleyways
and street furniture to transform the pedestrian and cycling experience as the
new train station nears completion.
- Better Bankside – Urban Forest projects bringing new life and uses to the
outdoor spaces of Bankside.
- New West End Company – Working with Westminster and Transport for London to
transform traffic on Oxford Street and create the world’s best outdoor street shopping
Northbank BID – Transforming the Strand and Aldwych public realm along with 100
other projects identified to improve green infrastructure, traffic calming and
- Chaired by John Dales, Director at Urban Movement.
Location: Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
May, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Drinks and light bites will be provided.
Please book your free tickets here.
Open City is a charity promoting an ethical, people-centered approach to designing, making, sustaining and accessing the buildings and places that define our cities.
Green Sky Thinking is Open City’s annual, week-long professional programme, promoting sustainable design and best practice in architecture, engineering and urban design.
This year’s Green Sky Thinking event, set for May 15 - 19, is centered around a simple idea: building the Open City. All events planned for the week-long programme will address this idea, one way or another.