31 Mar 2017
The NLA has welcomed news that the GLA is looking at creating a virtual three-dimensional London-wide model to inform developers, architects and communities about the tall buildings they can expect to see. And the new London Plan provides a key moment to commission this. But the city stands on the cusp of a ‘paradigm shift’ in how they can contribute to the housing crisis through providing more rented rather than bought apartments.
30 Mar 2017
Young Peoples’ Laureate for London visits The City Centre
The City of London is the perfect tool for teaching children about London’s Built Environment but recently the Learning team got the chance to use it to inspire pupils’ creative writing skills too.
23 Mar 2017
Great Estates form single voice to stake claim for better infrastructure
The task of improving London’s digital capability whilst preventing the public realm from being continuously dug up was one of the main points on the agenda of a new group formed to galvanise growth in the capital.
14 Mar 2017
NLA’s postcards from MIPIM - A round up of the London Stand
This year’s MIPIM began in a sunny mood as developers, architects, agents and other city-makers packed into the London stand to hear about their city, despite the rays outside.
10 Mar 2017
Sounding Board welcomes Housing White Paper’s multi-pronged approach
Government moves to improve the speed and quality of housing supply in London are a welcome and logical change of direction, focusing on several different measures including a diversified market, not just home ownership.
8 Mar 2017
Cross-sector collaboration is key
A working group for NLA’s NextGen came together last week to discuss the future of London’s built environment professionals and how we work towards a more collaborative and dynamic industry.
8 Mar 2017
International Women's Day with Jude Kelly
NLA asked Jude Kelly, Artistic Director for Southbank Centre and curator of its Women of the World Festival to discuss why it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day and to give us her thoughts about the role of women in the built environment.
1 Mar 2017
LFA Open Studios call for entries is open
LFA Open Studios returns to the London Festival of Architecture once again in 2017. One of the most popular elements of the festival, Open Studios is a fantastic way for firms to show off their work to a huge public and professional audience.
27 Feb 2017
Record turnout for Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries
On Saturday 25 February, the NLA galleries were awash with over 600 visitors gaining free advice and insight from home extensions experts. The packed day of events included 160+ one-to-one consultation sessions, two hour-long talks, and tours and drawing workshops to entertain and engage children in London’s built environment.
24 Feb 2017
Neighbourhood planning taking off
Neighbourhood planning has made great strides in the five years since it was brought into being via the Localism Act. But London needs to up its game in this growing area to take more advantage of the ‘richness’, knowledge and empathy of local people.
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