Date of release: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Some of the cutting-edge sustainability initiatives at the University of Greenwich will be on show as part of a week-long celebration of London's design innovation.

The event, Green Sky Thinking, will feature tours of the university's Stockwell Street building, showcasing its magnificent roof gardens and "living wall" (pictured). There will also be a look at the aquaponics unit, which takes waste from fish to supply nutrients to plants.

The Greenwich event takes place on Monday 15 May and there are two sessions, 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm.

Shelley Mosco, Senior Lecturer in the university's Department of Architecture & Landscape, is project manager for the Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre.

She says: "This tour of the building will present its sustainable design features and showcase the wildlife and urban agriculture roof gardens and aquaponics unit. We'll also introduce our interior living wall where people will be able to take part in some of our latest research on living walls and wellbeing.

"The centre provides innovative solutions for sustainable urban development. It delivers research and information involving green roofs, living walls, aquaponics and urban agriculture, all located in our award-winning building within the UNESCO World Heritage Site."

Green Sky Thinking was set up in 2011 to showcase sustainable design solutions for London's current built environment challenges. It runs from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May. For more information: http://www.greenskythinking.org.uk/overview/index.html

For more on the university's Department of Architecture & Landscape, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/study/architecture

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