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 our programme topics and a more detailed 3 month programme, April - June 2018 here.

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New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 September 2018

10:30 - 12:30

Just 30 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 2019.

Transport and the rise of automation

Think Tank, Wednesday 26 September 2018

Invitation only

Automation is already disrupting how we move around cities, from the function of transport stations to autonomous vehicles. Autonomous innovations are praised to bring cleaner air, reduced congestion and safer and healthier streets. But, how do we get to this utopian future?

NLA Nights at Spectrum, 160 Old Street

NLA Nights, Wednesday 26 September 2018

18:30-20:30

NLA Members are invited to join us for drinks and networking at an NLA Nights at Spectrum, 160 Old Street, hosted by Great Portland Estates, on behalf of The Great Ropemaker Partnership (A 50:50 joint venture with Ropemaker Properties Ltd).

Spiritland Talks: Architecture & Music - Michel Mossessian

Spiritland Talks, Thursday 27 September 2018

18:00-22:00

Leading designers discuss their work between playing their favourite tracks: Michel Mossessian will talk about the ideas that have guided him and how music has inspired him.

Cultural Strategies: London’s changing places

Half-day Conference, Thursday 27 September 2018

09:00-13:00

As London’s growth continues, the role of culture and cultural investment becomes even more significant. What are the key opportunities to be explored around the integration of culture in development and regeneration? What are the major benefits of implementing detailed cultural strategies for London’s changing places?

Engaging Londoners in planning: are neighbourhood forums the answer?

Think Tank, Thursday 4 October 2018

08:30-10:00

Neighbourhood planning, introduced through the Localism Act 2011, is the right for communities to form groups and produce 'Neighbourhood Plans'. In London there are more than 100 Neighbourhood Forums at different stages – some have developed a plan while others are in the process of doing so.

Factory-made Housing: achieving a ‘modular mindset’

Half-day Conference, Friday 12 October 2018

09:00 – 13:00

Although ‘factory-made’ homes are being advocated by national and Mayoral policy as one of the key solutions to housing demand, factory-made housing still accounts for a very small proportion of the homes built in London each year.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 October 2018

14:00-16:00

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

NLA Programme on the London Stand at MIPIM UK

MIPIM UK

17 -18 October 2018

Join the NLA team on the London Stand at MIPIM UK. Alongside an exhibition showcasing London’s best development opportunities, the dedicated London stage hosts an NLA-curated programme of talks. Themes will follow the wider MIPIM UK programme and include Investment, housing and innovation.

Choose Construction: careers advice and networking for years 10-13

Learning event , Monday 22 October 2018

16:30-18:00

The Construction Industry needs you! Did you know that there are thousands of opportunities for talented young people within UK Construction?

NLA Study Tour: Television Centre

Study Tour, Thursday 25 October 2018

09:00-10:00

Join NLA as we visit the revamped Television Centre complex in the rapidly changing area of White City.

Waltham Forest: hotspot for creative-led growth

On Location, Tuesday 30 October 2018

12:30-19:30

One of the fastest growing economies in the capital and recently named by the Mayor of London as the first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is seeing unprecedented opportunities to grow and create exciting places for existing as well as new communities that live and work in the borough.

NYLON: Regional planning

NYLON, Wednesday 31 October 2018

13:00-15:00

In 2017, New York’s Regional Plan Association (RPA) released its Fourth Regional Plan, looking at the Tri-State metropolitan area in its totality. In the same year, the Mayor of London released the draft New London Plan for Greater London, which addresses but does not resolve London’s relationship with its neighbouring counties. Is it time we think more strategically across the London boundary as has our New York counterpart?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Wednesday 31 October 2018

10:30-12:30

This Halloween, 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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 November 2018

14:00-16:00

Join NLA as we explore Shoreditch, London’s creative urban neighbourhood with an ever-changing supply of start-ups, independent cafes, event spaces and pop-up retail. Discover an area of east London undergoing unprecedented transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.

Undergraduate Architecture: Portfolio Advice Surgeries for 16-19 year olds

Learning event , Monday 12 November 2018

16:30-18:00

If you’re applying to study architecture in September 2018 this portfolio surgery is your chance to get advice from practicing architects before the January UCAS deadline.

London and Vancouver: Sustainable cities

International Dialogue , Tuesday 27 November 2018

16:00-18:00

With the Mayor’s ambitious target of making London a zero-carbon city and at least 50 per cent green by 2050, this international dialogue brings London together with Vancouver to investigate plans to make Vancouver the ‘greenest city’ and at how zero emissions buildings are becoming the norm.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 November 2018

10:30-12:30

Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 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 - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 December 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.

NextGen Christmas Party

NextGen, Tuesday 11 December 2018

18:30-20:30

A chance for young professionals to build their network and bring in the festive season with a mince pie or two! Marking the third year of the NextGen programme.

Estate Regeneration: what do we mean by quality?

Working Group , Thursday 13 December 2018

08:30-10:00

Examining the estate regeneration sector, we ask how quality is evaluated by residents and how public and private sectors can work together to achieve successful outcomes.