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 programme up to February 2017 here, and the 2017 programme themes here.

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New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 29 March 2017

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

Just 28 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 2018.

Housing Innovation: New methods of construction and delivery

Half-day Conference, Thursday 30 March 2017

09:00-13:00

Are we doing enough to reverse the “inexorable decline” predicted for the construction industry in The Farmer Review? Major new efforts in the delivery of affordable housing are being made, but how can we push these modern methods to deliver at the pace required?

Tall Buildings in London - Annual Update 2017

Breakfast Talk , Friday 31 March 2017

08:30-10:30

Join us for the launch of the fourth annual NLA London Tall Buildings Survey 2017, with research partner GL Hearn and data partner EG.

Lea River Park - a London exemplar for landscape-led development?

Breakfast Talk , Friday 7 April 2017

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

NLA Breakfast Talk investigating the future of landscape-led development in London, exploring the value and benefit of strategic public realm, placemaking and landscape planning in development.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 April 2017

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

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.

Lea River Park Walking Tour

Walking Tours, Wednesday 12 April 2017

10:30-13:00

Join 5th Studio Director, Dr. Tom Holbrook for a special walking tour of the Lea River Park, visiting recently completed landscape works at Three Mills Green, Twelvetrees Crescent and Bow Creek. Hear updates on the delivery of next stage projects and the impact the park will have on development and regeneration in the wider Lower Lea Valley area.

Lea River Park Lunchtime Talk

Soapbox talk , Friday 21 April 2017

13:15-13:45

Curator led tour of the ‘Lea River Park: a new landscape for London’ exhibition, exploring recent and future landscape works and the future benefits and value of landscape-led development in London.

Lea River Park Walking Tour

Walking Tours, Saturday 22 April 2017

14:00-16:30

Join 5th Studio Director, Dr. Tom Holbrook for a special walking tour of the Lea River Park, visiting recently completed landscape works at Three Mills Green, Twelvetrees Crescent and Bow Creek. Hear updates on the delivery of next stage projects and the impact the park will have on development and regeneration in the wider Lower Lea Valley area.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King’s Cross St Pancras

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 April 2017

10:30-12:30 (Registration at 10:15)

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.

Investing in Place: How do we deliver public spaces for all Londoners?

Half-day Conference, Thursday 27 April 2017

09:00 - 13:00

Exploring placemaking and the delivery of public spaces that work for all Londoners, this NLA conference will bring together leading policy-makers and stakeholders across the industry to discuss new approaches to the design, delivery and management of public spaces across the capital - from major areas of regeneration to central London streets and outer town centres.

Transforming London’s Cultural Buildings

Breakfast Talk , Friday 28 April 2017

08:30 - 09:30

An in-depth showcase of London’s most important and influential cultural building projects undergoing upgrade and transformation. Taking Albertopolis and Southbank Centre as case studies, how can redevelopment of key cultural institutions affect and enhance London’s places?

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 20 May 2017

10:30-13:30

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 20 May for a day of free one-to-one architect consultations

Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries

Open Day , Saturday 5 August 2017

10:30-13:30

Thinking of extending your home and looking for inspiration and tips on how to get started? Join us on Saturday 5 August for a day of free one-to-one