30 Jul 2019

Breaking boundaries, engineering the city

‘We need to see designing new buildings as a luxury’. So said eminent architect Jane Wernick as one answer to the climate emergency when she addressed ‘Breaking boundaries’ – a look at women engineers’ contribution to construction and the urban realm.

25 Jul 2019

Learning Round-Up April-July 2019

Since Easter the NLA Learning team have delivered a range of engaging projects for children and young people at NLA and The City Centre.

23 Jul 2019

‘Supergroup’ reimagines Central Somers Town

A ‘supergroup’ of four collaborating practices showed how their dynamic approaches to masterplanning and designing a new landscape-led urban framework are bearing fruit for central Somers Town at NLA last week.

23 Jul 2019

Encore! Protect our grass roots music venues, APPG told

How can London stop the slide and better protect its music venues? That was the question grappled with by the APPG for London’s Planning and Built Environment earlier this week as they debated how to arrest a 35% loss of vital grassroots music venues in the last 10 years.

23 Jul 2019

‘Powerhouse’ South Bank comes of age

The South Bank has come of age as a ‘powerhouse’ part of London people want to come to and enjoy working in, rather than a cheaper alternative to ‘prime’ sites like the West End.

17 Jul 2019

Learning liveability lessons – London and Melbourne

London could learn from Melbourne’s transformation into one of the world’s most ‘liveable’ cities through ‘externalising’ buildings, taming the motor car and giving more streets over to attractive public spaces.

10 Jul 2019

Create planning ‘champions’ to rebuild trust, urges NLA sounding board

London’s development community needs to work harder to enshrine social value in procurement decisions, but the capital also needs to make planning more accessible, with recognisable champions helping to better communicate its benefits to the wider population.

5 Jul 2019

NLA consolidates key built environment brands to create one world-leading centre for excellence

New London Architecture (NLA) today announces plans to enhance its status as the world’s leading centre for excellence for the built environment.

3 Jul 2019

Low-energy affordable homes win top prize in 
New London Awards 2019

The first phase of a Camden masterplan providing 38 affordable and energy-efficient homes is the 2019 Overall Winner of the annual New London Awards, organised by New London Architecture (NLA) and supported by the Mayor of London.

1 Jul 2019

Investing in Infrastructure – London and the rest of the UK

How can London improve infrastructure investment and its relations with growing non-metropolitan cities across the rest of the UK?