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Sustainable City Week


Join us as we celebrate City’s 10th annual Sustainable City Week. We are hosting a whole load of free events for students, staff and the public with a chance to get involved and find out more about sustainability here at City and beyond. Why not try…

  • Cycling your way through Avengers: Infinity War
  • Exploring the Future of Cities exhibition
  • Discovering how psychology can change the planet
  • Joining the debate about the future of our food
  • Making your own lip or beard balm

Bike sale

Monday 29 October 2018
11:00 – 15:30, Main entrance, Northampton Square

Find your ideal bargain bike from The Refurbished Bicycle Specialists, a social enterprise who refurbish bikes and sell them on at very reasonable prices. There’ll be a selection to choose from on the day, ranging from £50 – £150, but get there early as there’s a limited supply.

City Cycle Cinema

Monday 29 October 2018
18:30 – 21:30, CityBar, Northampton Square

Join us for a cinema powered entirely by pedal bikes.  Members of the audience can take it in turns to ride the bikes powering the cinema’s screen and sound. This year we’ll be showing the latest Marvel hit, Avengers: Infinity War. Entry is free and a variety of refreshments will be freely available for attendees.

Register here.

Lip and Beard Balm Making Workshop

Tuesday 30 October, 2018
12:00 – 14:00, Main entrance, Northampton Square

Drop in to make your very own pot of lip or beard balm out of beeswax from City's hives! Learn about City's bees and take your pot away with you. It only takes 10 minutes!

Trip: The future of our cities

Wednesday 31 October 2018
13:00 – 16:00, meet at the main reception, Northampton Square

For the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Cities keep on growing and by 2050, 70% of us will be urban dwellers.

Join us on a trip to explore what the future of our cities will look like. We’ll be heading to the Crystal Building in London which is home to the world's largest interactive exhibition on urban life. Find out about the major global trends facing our cities today and explore the latest technologies and innovative solutions that will help us improve our health, well-being, energy, security, water, nature and city infrastructure.

Register here.

How can psychology change our planet?

Thursday 1 November 2018
13:00 – 13:50, AG22

Professor Martin Fry (School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr Lara Zibarras (School of Arts and Social Sciences) will be exploring behaviour change and the environment in this one-hour lunch time lecture. Bring your lunch and join us as we find out how we can use behavioural insights to become more energy efficient, and what the world is doing to bring psychology to the forefront of our efforts to tackle climate change.

Supported by the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership.

Register here.

The Fish in the Sea and the food on our plates

Thursday 1 November 2018
17:45 – 19:15, B200

How do we tackle global food challenges locally; climate change, resource depletion.

The world is facing major food system challenges, locally, in nations and globally; the huge burden of food poverty, malnutrition and diet-related disease; climate change and ecosystem degradation; and millions of people’s lives are affected by the often low paid and hazardous work involved in the food system.

We will be screening two short documentary films, The Fish in the Sea and Black Isle which explore local food production and sustainable fishing in Scotland, which will be followed by a panel discussion with experts involved in sustainable food and fishing, and the film maker himself.

Watch the trailers: The Fish in the Sea and Black Isle.

Register here.


Daily from 11:00-15:00 along Level 1 main walkway in University Building, including activities and freebies.

Free bike doctor

Bring your bike along for a free maintenance service, no need to book.

  • Tuesday 30 October, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance
  • Wednesday 31 October, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance
  • Thursday 1 November,09.00 - 12.00 at City Law School, Princeton Street
  • Thursday 1 November, 13.00 - 17.00 at Cass Business School, Bunhill Row

For more information about Sustainable City Week, be sure to follow #SCW18 on Twitter @Sustain_City.

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When & where

From Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom