The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings?

This event is now fully booked but we have a few places spare for NLA members. If you are an NLA member please call the NLA office on 020 7636 4044 in order to book one of the last remaining places.
There are now proposals for over 230 new tall buildings to be built in London over the next decade, 80 per cent of which are residential. As London’s population continues to expand, is this high-rise vision of London's future the right one for our city and its people? 

Kicking off the London Festival of Architecture 2014 programme, Centre for London, the London School of Economics and Political Science and New London Architecture (NLA) host a public discussion to debate the motion 'London needs many more tall buildings'.

Tickets cost £7 and can be booked here. Please note that NLA member discounts are not applicable at this event.


Sarah Gaventa


Julia Barfield, Director, Marks Barfield

Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival

Simon Jenkins, Chairman, National Trust

Nicholas Boys Smith, Director, Create Streets


Nicky Gavron, Chair of the Planning Committee, London Assembly

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, GLA

Rowan Moore, Architecture Critic, The Observer

Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

Speakers names confirmed at time of publication, but may be subject to change.