8 Jun 2017
London: designing the world
A special Pecha Kucha celebrating London’s strength in design this week showed how the UK capital continues to export its rich array of built environment talent and expertise to the world.
7 Jun 2017
London looks to Europe on active design
London can learn valuable lessons from Paris, New York and Copenhagen in the art of integrating active travel and wellbeing into their new and existing pieces of cities.
2 Jun 2017
‘West is best’ – the Heathrow effect
West London is fighting back from being in the shadow of the city’s eastern push since before the Olympics, galvanised by the expansion of Heathrow and Crossrail – two major factors in catalysing jobs and homes.
24 May 2017
Embrace heritage and avoid homogeneity, London told
London should recognise the importance its rich built heritage and character brings socially, environmentally and financially and avoid lapsing into the ‘homogenisation’ affecting other world cities.
19 May 2017
GLA throws weight behind markets push
The GLA is putting its weight behind London’s markets in a series of initiatives that recognise their important place in the capital.
17 May 2017
Stay open for international design business, Arup’s Frost urges
Arup’s head of global cities Jerome Frost made a plea for London to retain its openness and an ‘outward looking mentality’ as he launched NLA’s latest show and event series: London: Design Capital on Tuesday night.
16 May 2017
London risks losing its crown as the global capital for design and construction skills, says report
A new study from New London Architecture (NLA), the capital’s centre for the built environment, has revealed the international scale of London’s built environment professions and warns of the dangers the sector faces as the government negotiates the UK’s exit from the EU. The report sets out a series of key recommendations for the UK Government and Greater London Authority (GLA) to ensure resilience in the sector.
10 May 2017
London and New York face up to population pressures
London and New York are facing similar pressures to build housing for their fast-growing populations. But while the UK capital must concentrate on becoming ‘cleverer’ about intensification and developing out brownfield land, the latter should improve its transport infrastructure to ease its ‘affordability crisis.’
29 Apr 2017
Culture club embraces public realm
Cultural buildings across the capital are concentrating not just on rejuvenating and extending their own facilities but also on making high quality additions to the public realm surrounding them. But local authorities in some corners of the capital are finding it hard to maintain their surrounding streets owing to austerity and competing demands on their funds.
28 Apr 2017
Making places - for all Londoners
London must keep up the progress it has made on its placemaking initiatives over the last decades if it is to retain its position as an attractive and liveable world city. But it must guard against creating too many ‘exclusive’ enclaves, look to both indoor and outdoor spaces and give more funds to planners to get there.
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