13 Aug 2018
Architectural Design Academy
New London Architecture and The City Centre’s Learning programme is now wrapped up for the 2017-18 academic year. Welcoming a total of 2,431 students on our Schools and Young People programme we have now been fully operational across both sites for 12 months, engaging a huge variety of young Londoners with built environment careers.
3 Aug 2018
Active travel provides a key to UK health
London risks bequeathing its ‘bad habits’ of a lack of exercise on the next generation – and the resultant steep cost on the nation’s coffers - if it fails to urgently sort out improvements to its cycling and walking infrastructure.
2 Aug 2018
London Bridge – successful open heart surgery
Creating the new London Bridge Station was like performing open heart surgery on a patient - while they were jogging.
31 Jul 2018
London urged to place higher value on green infrastructure
London must recognise the ‘significant economic benefits’ of green infrastructure as well as those connected to air quality and the wellbeing of its citizens as it seeks to become ‘the greenest global city’.
30 Jul 2018
Tom Dixon reveals city planning ambition
Tom Dixon had a surprise up his sleeve for an audience gathered to hear his musical choices at Spiritland in King’s Cross last week – the Tunisian-born designer has a secret desire to go from micro to macro by becoming a city planner.
27 Jul 2018
Time to ‘bust the myth’ of ‘green and pleasant’ Green Belt land, MP tells APPG
London could contribute a million more homes to the goal of easing its ongoing housing crisis if it de-designated and used some of the scrappier, less ‘green and pleasant’ parts of its considerable Green Belt land.
23 Jul 2018
Learning Programme Update
2017-18 has been an extremely busy and successful one for the NLA and The City Centre Learning programme. Through the generous support of The Sackler Trust our schools programme has reached a total of 2,379 pupils from 59 schools this academic year. These groups have engaged in our model talks, taught sessions, workshops, tours and bespoke careers projects run across NLA, The City Centre, Schools Outreach and the London Real Estate Forum.
23 Jul 2018
NLA Study Tour: Compact Living – Town Flats
At NLA we’re always keen to explore the newest projects, investigate new ideas, and open the doors to innovation so that our membership can experience what’s new within London’s built environment. That’s why we’ve developed a new series of NLA Study Tours to ensure our members get on the pulse updates of emerging schemes, projects and ideas.
20 Jul 2018
New ideas for transport: how London will move in the future
From drones to electric vehicles, to making London more conducive to walking and cycling, we heard a broad range of ideas for the future of London’s transport in our quick-fired presentation evening on Wednesday 18 July.
18 Jul 2018
NLA preview the new Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line station
The NLA team recently had the honour of visiting the new Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth Line station whilst under-construction – realising a dream we’ve all had for years. We eagerly gambled down the road from the NLA offices to the new Dean Street entrance, where we were met with the new purple roundel – our first glimpse at the Elizabeth Line which will soon transform London’s transport network. Over 600 people are working on the station at the moment, with station architects HawkinsBrown and contractor Laing O’Rourke leading the project.
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