October 2015 Toggle

London’s schools: How do we build enough places?

Half-day Conference, Friday 2 October 2015

09:00 – 12:15 (registration from 08:30)

With a rapidly increasing population, London is facing a crisis around the provision of school places. London Councils’ recent report suggested the capital is set to have a secondary place shortfall of 35,000 school places by 2020. Pre-election figures compiled by Labour suggested that more than 60,000 London children could miss out on a primary school place in three years’ time simply because of a lack of provision.

London’s South Bank: powerhouse of change?

On Location, Thursday 8 October 2015

09:00 – 18:00 (registration from 08:30)

Is the 1000-year old dominance of the North Bank of the Thames over the South Bank coming to an end as development brings new jobs, commercial space and homes south of the river?

NY-LON Simultaneous Seminars - What is affordable?

NY-LON, Friday 9 October 2015

13:30–15:30 (Lunch from 13:30)

What does affordable mean for New Yorkers and Londoners? With rising house prices the diversity of both of these cities is at stake.

New London Walking Tour: Midtown

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 October 2015

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

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours. 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. Discover major new architectural landmarks alongside lighter touch interventions, and how these projects are being embedded into and are adding new dimensions to the fabric of the city's historic urban context.

The City in the East and Launch of London Riverside OAPF

Free Breakfast Talk, Thursday 22 October 2015

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

This NLA breakfast talk saw the launch of the new ‘City in the East’ masterplan, which details how major development should take place from Canada Water to the Isle of Dogs and Greenwich Peninsula, right through to Ilford in Essex and Dartford in Kent, to transform this huge swathe of the capital.

Light up Store Street - A night time street party with a twist!

Free Event, Friday 23 October 2015

18:30 - 21:30

For one night only Store Street was transformed into an artistic showcase of fire and light. Local artists and pyrotechnic experts, pa-BOOM gathered on the street alongside creative displays of fire and water fountains, hanging drops of light, a mini fire-lit bandstand and a new copper fire structure, made by Bloomsbury residents with pa-BOOM

Making a place for culture

Half-day Conference, Monday 26 October 2015

14:00-18:00 (Registration from 13:30)

New London Architecture and the Mayor of London hosted a special half day seminar examining the role of culture as a tool for placemaking.

New London Walking Tour: King's Cross

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 October 2015

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

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours. 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. Discover major new architectural landmarks alongside lighter touch interventions, and how these projects are being embedded into and are adding new dimensions to the fabric of the city's historic urban context.