The NLA Programme

NLA’s year-round programme examines all sectors of London’s built environment from housing to commercial development, regeneration to infrastructure, as well as major areas of opportunity across the capital.

A carefully curated mix of research, events and exhibitions provides comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting London’s changing physical environment.

Click here to see our quarterly programme September to December 2017

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Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 5 January 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine

Lunchtime Talk, Wednesday 10 January 2018

13:15-13:45

Free lunchtime talk, with Patrik Schumacher as part of ‘Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine’.

March London Model Talks - Free

Model Talk

Every Friday, 2 March-23 March 2018

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 12 January 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 January 2018

14:00-16:00

The dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub kick-started the regeneration of King’s Cross Central, 67acres of old railway and industrial land being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living, working, learning and play.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 19 January 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 26 January 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 31 January 2018

10:30-12:30

Following the huge success of the 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas now continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods, adapting the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings and transport links to meet future needs.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 2 February 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

The Big Debate - Have your say on the new London Plan

Big Debate, Monday 5 February 2018

17:45 – 20:30

Join us and have your say about the Mayor’s new London Plan, the document that sets out the key policies to guide London’s spatial development for decades to come, addressing major challenges such as the provision of housing and sustainable transport for a growing city.

A crisis for the next generation - is London just for the wealthy?

An NLA debate for Surface Design Show, Tuesday 6 February 2018

18:30-19:30 (followed by drinks)

NLA and RIBA host the Surface Design Show’s opening night live debate to debate these issues, bringing together housing experts with young architects to discuss what London needs in order to attract and retain the younger population.

London’s Estates - supporting growth

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 7 February 2018

09:00-13:00

London’s Estates, a complex network of ‘little villages’ spread across the city have made it unique among global cities. The long term approach to placemaking, regeneration and management allow London’s Estates to evolve, develop and reinvent themselves in response to changing demands and uncertain economic climates.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 9 February 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 February 2018

14:00-16:00

Just 28 years after construction began, Canary Wharf is one of London’s planning success stories. This walk will explore new developments in the area as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 16 February 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

The Business Case for Diversity

Evening Discussion, Tuesday 20 February 2018

18:30-20:30

Across London’s built environment, diversity and the role of women in the built environment has been rising up the agenda, with many women’s groups and diversity initiatives being started over the last few years, including NLA’s own Inspiring Women programme launched in 2015.

London 2050: is a greener, zero-carbon city possible?

Pecha Kucha, Thursday 22 February 2018

18:00-21:00

The Mayor of London has set his ambitious to make the capital carbon neutral by 2050, with a commitment to extend London’s green cover to 50%. How can the built environment community respond to achieve these goals? What key challenges do we need to address first, and what solutions can we provide as an industry?

Free London Model Talk

Model Talk, Friday 23 February 2018

12:30-13:00

NLA’s giant interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Covent Garden

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 February 2018

10:30-12:30

A new walk for 2017, join NLA as we explore one of London’s most exciting and densely populated residential, retail and office neighbourhoods, anchored around one of London’s most visited sites, Covent Garden Market.

London’s air pollution – ideas for a healthier and greener city

An NLA event for EcoBuild 2018, Tuesday 6 March 2018

13:15-13:45

London has the worst air pollution of the whole UK, and recent reports suggest that almost 7.9 million Londoners live in areas that exceed the limit by 50% or more. The average annual levels of PM2.5 in central London are almost double the guideline limits, putting the health of many Londoners at serious risks.

Building a carbon neutral London – an architects’ response

Free Event, Wednesday 7 March 2018

13:15-13:45

The Mayor of London has set his ambitions to make London carbon neutral by 2050. What is the role of architects and those who design London in achieving carbon emissions targets? In the past 30 years the recognition of environmental challenges and, more recently, of climate change have become widely recognized, and new frameworks and policies have been put in place to address these issues. What have we been able to achieve so far, and how far do we still need to go?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 March 2018

14:00-16:00

Traditionally the historic and financial heart of the capital, The City of London continues to experience ongoing regeneration. Home to some of London’s largest and most high-profile tall buildings, this ever-changing neighbourhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.

Tall Buildings in London – 2018 Update

Breakfast Talk , Friday 23 March 2018

08:30-09:30

How is London’s tall buildings pipeline changing post-Brexit? What new trends are emerging in terms of design, typologies, use and location? To what extent do tall buildings play a role in densifying London and providing more homes and workspaces for a growing city?