5 Dec 2018

Who are tall buildings for? NLA Think Tank, 15 November

Tall buildings can make a significant contribution to London’s need for more affordable housing. But issues of maintenance and service charges remain problematic, planning tools need to be redefined, and designers could take the typology forward by concentrating on creating good communal spaces for ‘vertical communities’ and shared facilities, without detracting from the streets below.

5 Dec 2018

Circular economy crucial for London’s ‘good growth’

The circular economy needs popular figures like Rihanna in order to get wider public understanding and take-up, and do what the Blue Planet did for plastics. But it also needs exemplar projects of the sort being built by Merton to demonstrate how leadership and fundamental change can help to meet stipulations in the London Plan, make the capital zero carbon by 2050 and end the concept of ‘single use buildings’ for good.

4 Dec 2018

Culture has key role to play in future London

In London’s ongoing quest for ‘good growth’, with more housing, commercial, transport and other sectors all competing for increasingly scarce space, will there still be room for culture?

30 Nov 2018

NLQ scoops Non-Weekly Magazine of the Year

New London Quarterly was crowned magazine of the year in the non-weekly category by the IBP at a ceremony in London last week - for the second year running.

28 Nov 2018

NLA Learning Supports Schools to Reach the Gatsby Standards for Careers Education

Since January 2018 statutory careers advice guidance from the Department of Education includes newly set standards, The Gatbsy Benchmarks, that every school needs to deliver against. This includes the need to give students as many meaningful engagements as possible with employers throughout their years at secondary school.

26 Nov 2018

Boroughs: we need help to hit housing targets

London’s boroughs need strong political leadership, money, staff and the ability to work effectively with their communities if they are to get anywhere near their stiff housing targets.

16 Nov 2018

Chancellors’ policies are not helping London - NLA Sounding Board on the Autumn Statement

The government’s Autumn Statement, reflected a ‘soft Anti-London policy’ with reforms that help the rest of the country but don’t help the capital according to LSE’s Tony Travers. “There was plenty that was not helpful to London” he said.

12 Nov 2018

UK could lead world in prefabs ‘inside a decade’

Prefab construction has to offer something tangible, real, and better than conventional construction methods if the term is to be effectively ‘rehabilitated’. But the UK is making great strides in the technology and could be the world’s leader in off-site inside the next decade.

12 Nov 2018

Timber Tour with Waugh Thistleton Architects

“Every year that we work with timber it becomes more culturally and politically relevant”.

2 Nov 2018

Urban Design in the City of London – Learning programme

During the October half-term New London Architecture and The City Centre’s Learning Programme hosted a three-day workshop for young people aged 14-17.