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.

Download the programme up to February 2017 here, and the 2017 programme themes here.

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New London Neighbourhood Tour - King’s Cross St Pancras

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 April 2017

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

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.

Investing in Place: How do we deliver public spaces for all Londoners?

Half-day Conference, Thursday 27 April 2017

09:00 - 13:00

Exploring placemaking and the delivery of public spaces that work for all Londoners, this NLA conference will bring together leading policy-makers and stakeholders across the industry to discuss new approaches to the design, delivery and management of public spaces across the capital - from major areas of regeneration to central London streets and outer town centres.

Transforming London’s Cultural Buildings

Breakfast Talk , Friday 28 April 2017

08:30 - 09:30

An in-depth showcase of London’s most important and influential cultural building projects undergoing upgrade and transformation.

NYLON #11 Deputy Mayor Dialogue: Grappling with Growth - London

NY-LON, Tuesday 9 May 2017

17:30-19:00 (with registration from 17:00)

As New York contemplates a major reform in its Fair Share policy and areas are being rezoned to unlock more affordable housing, London is working towards Sadiq’s a City for All Londoners. But change is happening rapidly and dramatically - how can we ensure healthy densification with the right distribution of community infrastructure? How do we connect new and existing communities with the pace of change?

NYLON #11 Deputy Mayor Dialogue: Grappling with Growth - New York

NY-LON, Tuesday 9 May 2017

12:00 - 14:00 (EDT)

As New York contemplates a major reform in its Fair Share policy and areas are being rezoned to unlock more affordable housing, London is working towards Sadiq’s a City for All Londoners. But change is happening rapidly and dramatically - how can we ensure healthy densification with the right distribution of community infrastructure? How do we connect new and existing communities with the pace of change?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 May 2017

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

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.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 20 May 2017

10:30-13:30

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 20 May for a day of free one-to-one architect consultations

London’s Character: How do we retain heritage in a period of growth?

Half-day Conference, Tuesday 23 May 2017

09:00-12:30

Join us as we explore how London’s historic fabric is adapting to change - from individual buildings to major areas of regeneration. How is London’s character evolving? And how do we make the best use of London’s heritage assets for London’s growing population?

NLA on Location: West London - The Heathrow Effect

On Location, Thursday 1 June 2017

09:00-16:30

With major infrastructure projects including Crossrail and the expansion of Heathrow set to transform swathes of west London, areas such as Southall, Brentford and Ealing Broadway are responding to the enhanced inter-connectivity with large-scale intensification across a number of sites.

London: Design Capital at Vision

Vision London Event, Tuesday 6 June 2017

17:00 – 18:15

London’s skills in architectural design, engineering, construction, placemaking and consultancy are exported around the world. From innovations in building technology to new approaches to city-making, London-based practices are working on a global scale.

London calling - linking with Europe

Half-day Conference, Tuesday 6 June 2017

09:00-12:30

This special NLA European Cities session will bring together key international city experts, professionals and politicians to share best practice and ideas across key European markets.

NLA Family Walking Tour

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 June 2017

14:00 - 16:00

As part of LFA’s Fitzrovia hub weekend, come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids!

New London Neighbourhood Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 June 2017

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 neighborhood offers bustling excitement alongside creative public realm projects and cultural buildings.

NLA Annual Lecture 2017 by Sir David Adjaye OBE

Annual Lecture, Monday 12 June 2017

18:30-20:00

Sir David Adjaye OBE will give the NLA Annual Lecture 2017, a headline event of the London Festival of Architecture.

NLA Family Walking Tour

Walking Tours, Wednesday 21 June 2017

10:30 - 12:00

Come and discover Bloomsbury with your kids!

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 June 2017

10:30 - 12:30

This area of London, along the south bank of the Thames, offers some of the most exciting and diverse spaces in the capital. With a generous supply of cultural buildings, transport links and river-side public realm, Bankside continues to see increased development of residential and workspace projects together with museum, gallery and theatre improvements.

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 5 August 2017

10:30-13:30

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 5 August for a day of free one-to-one

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 30 September 2017

10:30-13:30

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 30 September for a day of free one-to-one architect consultations.