29 May 2018
Communities hold the key for smaller housing sites
Londoners are getting more demanding about not just the percentage of affordable homes in proposed developments, but also the types, the viability plan and the general definition of what constitutes ‘affordable’ anyway. But the industry needs to get better at showing what growth looks like to get communities on side, and not be too concerned with the ‘numbers game’ if it is detrimental to quality.
29 May 2018
Factory-made housing – ensuring quality
Factory-made housing represents a major opportunity to bring about a quality revolution, even if it is not the only answer to the entire housing crisis. But it needs new players, capacity, and collaboration, and must be harnessed in a way that does not give way to systemic errors or bland homogeneity.
23 May 2018
Crossrail 2 threat from London elections
Crossrail 2 could become an unlikely casualty of London’s local elections, the New London Sounding Board claimed this week in a session which also included updates on the NPPF and the Grenfell Tower inquiry.
15 May 2018
The Cambridge to Oxford Connection
Over 60 people gathered in the NLA galleries for a lunchtime talk exploring the VeloCity vision.
15 May 2018
NLA BIG QUIZ raises £5.7k for Club Peleton!
Our BIG QUIZ took over the NLA galleries last week and BIG it was!
11 May 2018
Knowledge capital must concentrate on clustering and collaboration
London’s health and education organisations are redeveloping their estates to concentrate more on clustering, collaborating, and improved public realm in a bid to further enhance the capital’s position and fight off growing competition from the far east. But in a survey conducted by the NLA, a lack of affordable housing for workers emerged as the main challenge to the growth of London’s knowledge economy.
Those were the main messages from Knowledge Capital: London’s health and education estates yesterday morning.
4 May 2018
Sir Malcolm Grant hails ‘fabulous’ Knowledge Capital show
NHS England chair Sir Malcolm Grant hailed the NLA’s new ‘Knowledge Capital’ exhibition as a ‘fabulous’ and ‘stunning’ physical manifestation of what his organisation is doing structurally and conceptually through the universities and healthcare system as he opened the show last night.
1 May 2018
Going up - APPG debates role of tall buildings
London’s next generation of tall buildings must pay greater attention to the user experience, maximise associated social housing and create schemes that give the maximum back to the city, planned within more strategic masterplans.