London: Design Capital events programme

17 May - 12 July

Explore the global reach of London’s built environment industry at NLA this spring with London: Design Capital - the new exhibition and Insight Study. Join us for presentations and discussions on key projects and what needs to happen to protect London’s status as a design capital.

‘Our city and our country will continue to be the best place in the world to do business. And we will continue to look outwards and trade and engage with the entire world.’ Sadiq Khan, 2016

Transport & Infrastructure, Powered by PechaKucha

Tuesday 23 May, 18:30-20:30
How are other global cities implementing innovation within their transport systems and can we learn from these international examples? What does the future of movement look like in London? This event will invite fresh ideas and blue-sky thinking from London’s built environment professionals, including NLA’s NextGen, providing a forum for new solutions to our transport and infrastructure needs.

Cities dialogue breakfast talk

Tuesday 6 June
Bringing together the cities of Paris, New York, Copenhagen, Malmö and London, this discussion will explore how each city is integrating active travel within new and existing pieces of city. How can these cities work together to give the streets back to city-dwellers and ultimately create healthier, more pleasant streetscapes?
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London: Design Capital at Vision 2017

Tuesday 6 June 2017

17:30 – 19:00
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. As part of Vision London 2017, this event will showcase the innovations, technologies and projects that are currently being developed for international projects. 
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Communicating Architecture Internationally

Friday 9 June 2017
New York/Copenhagen/London - three key architecture centres come together to discuss communicating the development of cities to a wider audience and to investigate the active role that these organisations can and should play in the growth of urban centres.
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London’s future as a Design Capital

Friday 23 June 2017
London is the world’s leading exporter of built environment skills, the architecture sector alone was valued most recently at £1.7 billion. It is therefore critical that the freedom of movement and continued access to skills is considered priority, but what can the industry do to ensure London remains a hub of skills and expertise? 
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London: Design Capital, 17 May – 12 July
Showcasing the work currently being carried out by London-based consultancies in global markets, across 65 countries, from masterplans through to individual schemes more
Insight Study
London: Design Capital free download
Roundtables, viewpoints and interviews, as well as a survey of the NLA membership of over 500 organisations, have been combined with over 200 projects to produce this piece of research. Download free here

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