24 Jun 2019

Growth, tech and the citizen-centric city: NLA international symposium

NLA’s quest to help shape better cities reached out across the globe last week as it held its first International Symposium at London’s City Hall. And it was clear that housing and jobs – but also infrastructure and the use of tech, including 3D models in planning – were central to answering some of the challenges of modern urban growth and the rise of the ‘citizen-centric city’.

20 Jun 2019

NextGen group looks to future London

Ideas ranging from how to cope with new mobility solutions and the harnessing of big data to attracting talent and creating better conditions in the workplace emerged at the latest working group in NLA’s NextGen programme.
The event, which is geared towards bringing together younger professionals and established industry experts, looked at critical issues facing the capital, with results informing the programme at this year’s London Real Estate Forum.

18 Jun 2019

Inflatable Architecture

Responding to this year’s London Festival Architecture theme of boundaries NLA’s 8-12yrs Saturday Club made blow-up architecture in one day working with volunteers from collective Scale Rule.

13 Jun 2019

‘Housing, housing, and housing’ - LREF day two

Housing was a big, recurring theme across a good deal of LREF’s day two this year, particularly London’s need to create more of it across all tenure types and especially affordable.

12 Jun 2019

Development industry must ask ‘difficult questions’ - LREF opening

The development industry must work harder to ask ‘difficult questions’ over diversity and accessibility. But the rewards could be not only a fairer society which looks after all its citizens but ‘astronomical’ power and profit to those businesses that listen.
That was the view of Irish writer activist, academic, broadcaster and ‘fashionista’ Sinead Burke as she gave giving the opening speech last night at LREF in its new location this year, the Honourable Artillery Garden in the City.

12 Jun 2019

LREF switches focus to people, not property

People, not property.
That was the underlying theme of much of the opening day of LREF this year as the capital’s development industry sought to instill change against a fluid political backdrop.

4 Jun 2019

Be more bored, says Twitter vice president

Twitter vice president Bruce Daisley recommended boredom as one of the most efficient ways of getting the best ideas and improving the work experience.

28 May 2019

London witnesses public housing ‘revolution’

London has undergone a ‘revolution’ in the way local authorities have approached council home building, buoyed by a ‘new ambition and appetite’. But councils must demand high quality, not rest on their laurels and push for even more.

16 May 2019

Malthouse makes plea for quality in public housing

Housing minister Kit Malthouse made a plea for quality and more community involvement as he launched NLA’s Public Housing exhibition last night. ‘We hope that the quality of design highlighted in this exhibition will apply to the 300,000 homes we hope to build a year’, he said. ‘The huge importance of the involvement of the community is evident here’.

13 May 2019

Painted hall dinner raises thousands for charity

NLA raised just over £8,000 for charities including the Temple Bar Trust and The Connection at St Martin’s when it held its first charity dinner at the newly restored Painted Hall in Greenwich earlier this month.