13 Mar 2018
London is open – MIPIM 2018 kicks off
Day one of this year’s MIPIM opened in bright sunshine in Cannes – always an enticement to those visiting the London Stand, run by Pipers with the programme by NLA, with a series of talks on issues from housing to Harrow.
8 Mar 2018
2018 Annual Lecturer announced!
We are delighted to announce that this year’s NLA Annual Lecture will be given by Amanda Levete CBE, recent recipient of the Jane Drew Prize.
7 Mar 2018
Lewisham looks beyond the numbers for ‘good growth’
Successful regeneration needs more than the numbers approach often favoured by planners; it requires the kind of ‘good growth’ that values character, improved public realm and a sense of place just as much as the numerical goals.
28 Feb 2018
Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries
Londoners descended on NLA on Saturday 24 February to hear free expert advice on how to improve their own homes – with key recommendations stressing the importance of dialogue between client and architect, engaging contractors early on to design out any unexpected issues in terms of costs or materials, and above all else demanding good design. A series of free consultations with over 20 architects, engineers, surveyors and interior designers provided a myriad of inspirational advice, alongside a packed family programme.
28 Feb 2018
Zero-carbon London not ‘just possible but necessary’, say industry experts
Shirley Rodirgues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, was joined by industry experts to kick-off the first event as part of the new NLA Sustainability Programme. The PechaKucha called for visions of London ar 2050 – a zero-carbon, greener city, that respects the environment as well as the wellbeing of communities.
23 Feb 2018
Crossrail - London’s ‘catalyst’
Crossrail represents a catalyst to respond to some of London’s congestion challenges, increasing capacity by 10% through carrying 200 million passengers a year and adding to London’s ‘bottom line’ with homes, offices and shops in the process.
14 Feb 2018
Diversity pays dividends, declare designers
Achieving greater diversity in the workplace results in a happier, more rounded workforce, but also pays dividends on the bottom line. However, the architecture and related professions must try harder to be more representative of the city they work in – in terms of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and disability.
13 Feb 2018
London at ‘tipping point’ over housing crisis
London risks becoming a ‘hollowed out’ city just for the wealthy, with the creative ‘buzz’ supplied by young people going with them as they seek more affordable housing elsewhere.
8 Feb 2018
Long-term stewardship makes sound business sense, say Great Estates
Creating vibrant places with good, flexible buildings, cultural attractions, a mix of retail and residential and attractive public realm makes sound business as well as placemaking sense. But it requires a long-term vision and ‘stewardship’ of the kind many of London’s historic estates have employed successfully over centuries.
6 Feb 2018
London Plan must seek public consensus to succeed
Politicians and property professionals must work harder to effectively work together with communities if demanding housing targets are to be met and London is to thrive. This was the key response from over 1,000 professionals, politicians and community groups at the Big Debate, organised by New London Architecture, to discuss the key policies guiding the draft London Plan.
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