14 Mar 2017

NLA’s postcards from MIPIM - A round up of the London Stand

This year’s MIPIM began in a sunny mood as developers, architects, agents and other city-makers packed into the London stand to hear about their city, despite the rays outside.

10 Mar 2017

Sounding Board welcomes Housing White Paper’s multi-pronged approach

Government moves to improve the speed and quality of housing supply in London are a welcome and logical change of direction, focusing on several different measures including a diversified market, not just home ownership.

8 Mar 2017

Cross-sector collaboration is key

A working group for NLA’s NextGen came together last week to discuss the future of London’s built environment professionals and how we work towards a more collaborative and dynamic industry.

8 Mar 2017

International Women's Day with Jude Kelly

NLA asked Jude Kelly, Artistic Director for Southbank Centre and curator of its Women of the World Festival to discuss why it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day and to give us her thoughts about the role of women in the built environment.

1 Mar 2017

LFA Open Studios call for entries is open

LFA Open Studios returns to the London Festival of Architecture once again in 2017. One of the most popular elements of the festival, Open Studios is a fantastic way for firms to show off their work to a huge public and professional audience.

27 Feb 2017

Record turnout for Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

On Saturday 25 February, the NLA galleries were awash with over 600 visitors gaining free advice and insight from home extensions experts. The packed day of events included 160+ one-to-one consultation sessions, two hour-long talks, and tours and drawing workshops to entertain and engage children in London’s built environment.

24 Feb 2017

Neighbourhood planning taking off

Neighbourhood planning has made great strides in the five years since it was brought into being via the Localism Act. But London needs to up its game in this growing area to take more advantage of the ‘richness’, knowledge and empathy of local people.

23 Feb 2017

Barking and Dagenham goes for growth

Barking & Dagenham set out its stall as London’s ‘biggest growth borough’ yesterday with plans to build 50,000 new homes and improved transport connections to the east London region.

17 Feb 2017

Planning ‘needs a digital upgrade’

The UK’s planning system is not ‘broken’ but is in need of an upgrade that may come about through moves towards greater digitization.

15 Feb 2017

London told: get creative; build more multi-level and mixed-use schools

London should get creative and look to develop more schools in high rises and alongside other complementary uses.