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 the 2016 programme here, July - September 2016, quarterly programme here.

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Are we facing a construction skills crisis in housing?

Breakfast Talk , Friday 30 September 2016

08:30-09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

Sadiq Khan allegedly pledged to build 80,000 homes a year in his election campaign; yet London (as well as the rest of the UK) has a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the construction industry, which is only set to get worse as more and more skilled labourers retire.

New London Walking Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 October 2016

14:00-16:00 (Registration at 13:45)

Starting inside ‘The City Centre’, we will explore the City’s ongoing regeneration and the interaction of the historic past with its cluster of 21st century tall buildings.

The West End on Location

On Location, Thursday 13 October 2016


How will the pedestrianisation of London’s busiest street really work? What movement strategies and public realm improvements are in the pipeline to accommodate the influx from Crossrail and potentially Crossrail 2? How are London’s Estates updating their offer and thinking long term about placemaking - what new retail, public realm and office stock is being provided? What role are cultural institutions playing in shaping the area?

WRK / LDN Event Programme

Join NLA for discussions, presentations, tours and demonstrations throughout autumn as we explore the future of work in the capital. Come to the NLA galleries to see the major exhibition: WRK/LDN and interact, collaborate and innovate!

Spoken Word at ‘Step Out Store Street’ - Bloomsbury Festival 2016

NLA Evening Event, Friday 21 October 2016

18:00 – 20:30

Bloomsbury Festival is back for 2016 with a jam-packed line-up of art, music and science, events and performances, celebrating this year’s theme of ‘language’ in one of London’s most culturally exciting neighbourhoods.

Future workplaces - adaptable, open and smart?

Half-day Conference, Wednesday 26 October 2016


London's future as an adaptable, open and smart city is critical in ensuring it remains a thriving centre for business which can compete globally. How do we build for this future? How do we shape a resilient city that can adapt and prosper in the face of fundamental shifts?

New London Walking Tour - Midtown

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 October 2016

10:30 - 12:30 (registration from 10:15)

Midtown, linking the City and the West End, is the historic heart of the legal profession and home to long-standing estates as well as new developments like Bennetts Associates' New Street Square. Discover this rich slice of the city as it gears up for the changes that Crossrail will bring in 2018.

City of London: Strengthening resilience

On Location, Wednesday 9 November 2016

09:00 – 18:00

NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London. What does the City of London Corporation need to do to make sure that the City remains as the world’s top financial and business centre?

More Homes for Londoners: How?

Half-day Conference, Tuesday 15 November 2016

09:00 – 13:00

One year on from NLA’s ‘New Ideas for Housing London’ competition, and in a very different political climate, what has happened on the major challenges the capital faces around housing?