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 24 November 2017

12:30-13:30

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

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 November 2017

10:30-12:30

Book-ended by Buckingham Palace to the west and Westminster Abbey to the east, Victoria is a truly unique neighborhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds.

Public Assets: Enabling growth in London’s Towns

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 29 November 2017

09:00-13:00

London’s local authorities are seeking to balance the unprecedented growth of the city with the wants and needs of their communities, set against a backdrop of decreasing government financial support. Aiming to enable essential growth and maintain local vitality, new mechanisms are shaping the development of outer London – from Tottenham to Barking, Croydon and Barnet – but what is the role of joint ventures, public/private partnerships, local development companies, and so on?

Abercrombie’s Legacy and the new London Plan

NLA Evening Event, Wednesday 29 November 2017

18.30 – 21:00

On the day that Sadiq Khan reveals his new London Plan we mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Sir Patrick Abercrombie, as well as the 50th anniversary of two of his great legacies, Milton Keynes and the Lea Valley Park with a discussion about how Abercrombie’s plans compare to modern city making.

NYLON #12 Comeback Cities

NY-LON, Thursday 30 November 2017

13:30-15:00 (lunch from 13:00)

Dan Doctoroff, former deputy Mayor of New York, will join experts in New York and London for a discussion on resiliency, based on Dan's new book "Greater than Ever, New York's big come back." With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Doctoroff developed an ambitious development plan to transform New York's economy.

NYLON #12 Comeback Cities (NY)

NY-LON, Thursday 30 November 2017

08:30-10:30 (NY time)

Dan Doctoroff, former deputy Mayor of New York, will join experts in New York and London for a discussion on resiliency, based on Dan's new book "Greater than Ever, New York's big come back." With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Doctoroff developed an ambitious development plan to transform New York's economy.

Outer London Station Sites

Breakfast Talk as part of the London's Towns series within the London Boroughs programme, Friday 1 December 2017

08:30 - 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

How can we unlock the potential of station sites in supporting growth? Hear the key ideas from our Next Gen Charrette teams, introduced by TfL’s Commercial Development Director Graeme Craig.

London’s Towns: Stratford

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 1 December 2017

13:15-13:45

Since the 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford has emerged as a major centre of the capital, redesignated as a Zone 2 location, with a major new business district at the International Quarter, and providing supporting infrastructure for the burgeoning neighbourhoods that surround the Olympic Park.

NextGen Christmas Party

NextGen, Tuesday 5 December 2017

18:30-20:30

Join NLA, Gardiner & Theobald, BuroFour, Urban Design London and the Young Architects and Developers Alliance for an evening of drinks and networking as part of the NLA NextGen programme, celebrating two years of the programme and an ever expanding network of young professionals.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Saturday 9 December 2017

14:00-16:00

Join us as we discover the historic estate neighbourhoods of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. Traversing either side of the Tottenham Court Road artery in the heart of central London, we explore the area’s diverse mix of hospitality, workspace, education, retail and residential uses.

Public Realm in London - ideas for the future

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 12 December 2017

18:30-20:30

As London’s population grows, the city’s public realm is under increasing pressure to work harder to serve a greater mix of users and support urban resilience. From large scale city-wide schemes to small local interventions, London’s public spaces are undergoing great change.

New infrastructure: What it means for London

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 13 December 2017

09:00-13:00

How will major infrastructure projects support the huge amount of development and growth that London needs to be able to support a predicted 11.3 million people by 2050? Are we being innovative when it comes to funding models and are we doing enough to bolster the implications of Brexit on infrastructure? What should we prioritise to ensure London continues to compete globally?

Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 15 December 2017

13:15-13:45

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

Old Kent Road - Breakfast Talk

Breakfast Talk , Friday 15 December 2017

08:30 - 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

Once maligned as the least desirable monopoly property, Old Kent Road is set for huge change – designated as an Opportunity Area capable of accommodating 20,000 new homes and 5,000 additional jobs, alongside a proposed extension to the Central Activities Zone, further enhancing its important role within London’s economy.

January London Model Talks - Free

Model Talk

Every Friday, 5 January - 26 January 2018

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 Patrick Schumacher as part of ‘Walkable London: Upgrading the urban prosperity engine’.

February London Model Talks - Free

Model Talk

Every Friday, 2 February - 23 February 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.