15 Aug 2016

A sense of place

What does ‘placemaking’ actually mean? And how can London do it better? A Think Tank organised by NLA last month sought to find out.

12 Aug 2016

Smithfield will be new ‘centre of the City’

The team behind the competition-winning scheme to create a new home for the Museum of London was at the NLA this morning to talk through the project and help reposition West Smithfield as the new centre of the City of London.

9 Aug 2016

Brexit and Beyond - NLA Sounding Board update

Brexit, we are told, means Brexit. But how should London’s built environment industry respond? How can it remain, in mayor Sadiq Khan’s words, Open for Business? And how can it pull together to deliver the development and integrated community that the capital needs?

8 Aug 2016

Barber cuts it at the NLA

New London Awards overall winner Peter Barber was at the NLA last week to talk through his distinctive, public-spirited projects and philosophy on life.

4 Aug 2016

Make cycling ‘a national priority’, MP tells NLA summit

The momentum and political will is in place to power London’s cycling revolution throughout Sadiq Khan’s time in office. And the creation of more Superhighways, Quietways and mini Hollands must be reframed as not just good for bike riders, but for the city as a whole.

29 Jul 2016

The Olympic Effect

The London Olympics had a transformative effect on the way the UK capital delivers major projects, providing a ‘bench-strength’ that stretches back through politics to built environment expertise. Now it must adopt that same mindset to tackle sizeable schemes like Old Oak Common and attend to London’s ongoing housing crisis.

20 Jul 2016

Work – The talent exodus – how do we remedy it?

As London begins to come to terms with the fallout from Brexit, how can the city ensure it retains the best talent? A Think Tank organised last month by NLA as part of its build up to an exhibition and season of events on Work this autumn sought to find out.

18 Jul 2016

Southwark moves to centre stage

Southwark has all but completed its ‘mission’ to become recognised as being in the very heart of central London.

12 Jul 2016

‘Getting the gig is the most important thing’ – Inspiring woman Rachel Haugh delivers keynote address

Rachel Haugh took an audience on a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of more than 30 years in practice as she gave the second ‘Inspiring Women’ talk at the NLA last night.

8 Jul 2016

Skills are the challenge, not land, says New Londoner of the Year Tony Pidgley

Berkeley chairman Tony Pidgley made a clarion call for the UK to ‘get on with it’ in life after Brexit as he accepted the NLA’s New Londoner of the Year award yesterday at the Guildhall. But he warned that the ‘big elephant in the room’ was ‘labour’ – 60% of which comes out of Europe – and the construction industry’s lack of skills in its bid to ease the housing crisis.