July 2015 Toggle

Commercial Investment in London

Morning Briefing, Wednesday 1 July 2015

09:00 – 11:30 (registration from 08:30)

This NLA briefing session brought together policy makers, investors, developers and industry experts to look at the various different investment methods and models currently being used in London and how this picture is changing.

Never Mind the Bollards: Curator-led tour with Sarah Gaventa

Curator-led Tours, Friday 10 July 2015

09:00-09:30 (registration from 08:45)

Sarah Gaventa, the curator, led a tour of Never Mind the Bollards that will discuss: why do bollards look like cannons? What do all those manholes actually cover? How do London’s Plane trees help improve our streets? And how do we make better streets for all?

Never Mind the Bollards: Who is thinking about our streets and public spaces?

Soapbox talk , Friday 10 July 2015

12:30-13:30

Members of the public brought their lunch to debate and heckle our public space experts – each of whom were given 15 minutes to talk about the history and design London's public spaces.

Streets are Places Too

Breakfast Talk , Friday 10 July 2015

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

London’s streets account for 80 per cent of London’s public spaces. This free NLA breakfast talk examined what is being done to improve the experience of moving around the capital.

New London Walking Tour: Bankside

Walking Tours, Saturday 11 July 2015

14:00-16:00 (registration from 13:45)

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours, now taking place twice a month! Explore how the capital's buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of six Central London quarters - each distinct in their character and history.

Intelligent densities / Vertical communities

Free Breakfast Talk, Thursday 23 July 2015

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

London has not had to address the delivery of high-rise residential development for a generation, while planning has struggled to evolve with this re-emerging typology. At the same time, Londoners’ perception of high-rise, high-density living has not evolved far beyond post-war high-rise development.

New London Walking Tour: Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 July 2015

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

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours, now taking place twice a month! Explore how the capital's buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of six Central London quarters - each distinct in their character and history.