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 our programme topics and a more detailed 3 month programme, April - June 2018 here.

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Smart Art / Smart Cities - Part 2

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 21 September 2018

13:15-13:45

Art plays a role of crucial importance in the creation and delivery of our cities’ places and spaces. What new approaches to art in public realm are being explored and what effect are they having on our cities?

designjunction Architectural Walking Tour - Southbank

Walking Tours, Friday 21 September 2018

10:30-11:30

Join NLA for this special tour of London’s South Bank and Bankside, as part of designjunction 2018. This area of London continues to see increased development of residential and workspace projects together with a generous supply of cultural buildings, transport links and river-side public realm.

The power of data: London’s smart future

Breakfast Talk , Friday 21 September 2018

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

Technology and the huge amount of data that are collected everyday provide increasing opportunities to better understand the world we live in and transform it into more efficient services to citizens. Yet, are we able to organise, interpret and translate this data into better urban services? As London is preparing to growth to more than 11 million residents by 2050, smart technologies will become crucial in creating a smart future for London.

Open House at NLA

, Saturday 22 September 2018

11:00-16:00

Visit NLA for a special series of talks and family workshops to celebrate Open House 2018.

Caring for 20th century buildings

Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 25 September 2018

18:30-20:30

London’s most recent built heritage is gaining increasing attention from developers and heritage bodies, with many iconic examples from the period between 1900-1999 undergoing renovation to upgrade them for continued use. This was a period of intense change for the city, which is keenly reflected in its architecture – from Art Deco, Brutalism to Postmodernism and High tech – so how are we conserving these important pieces of our city?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Canary Wharf

Walking Tours, Wednesday 26 September 2018

10:30 - 12:30

Just 30 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 2019.

NLA Nights at Spectrum, 160 Old Street

NLA Nights, Wednesday 26 September 2018

18:30-20:30

NLA Members are invited to join us for drinks and networking at an NLA Nights at Spectrum, 160 Old Street, hosted by Great Portland Estates, on behalf of The Great Ropemaker Partnership (A 50:50 joint venture with Ropemaker Properties Ltd).

Spiritland Talks: Architecture & Music - Michel Mossessian

Spiritland Talks, Thursday 27 September 2018

18:00-22:00

Leading designers discuss their work between playing their favourite tracks: Michel Mossessian will talk about the ideas that have guided him and how music has inspired him.

Cultural Strategies: London’s changing places

Half-day Conference, Thursday 27 September 2018

09:00-13:00

As London’s growth continues, the role of culture and cultural investment becomes even more significant. What are the key opportunities to be explored around the integration of culture in development and regeneration? What are the major benefits of implementing detailed cultural strategies for London’s changing places?

Factory-made Housing: achieving a ‘modular mindset’

Half-day Conference, Friday 12 October 2018

09:00 – 13:00

Although ‘factory-made’ homes are being advocated by national and Mayoral policy as one of the key solutions to housing demand, factory-made housing still accounts for a very small proportion of the homes built in London each year.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 October 2018

14:00-16:00

Book-ended by Buckingham Palace to the west and Westminster Abbey to the east, Victoria is a truly unique neighbourhood, experiencing unprecedented new developments and rebuilds.

NLA Study Tour: Television Centre

Study Tour, Thursday 25 October 2018

08:30-10:00

Exploring the revamped TVC complex with Stanhope and AHMM, visiting the distinctive Grade II-listed ‘question-mark’ shaped development and mixed-use additions.

Waltham Forest: hotspot for creative-led growth

On Location, Tuesday 30 October 2018

12:30-19:30

One of the fastest growing economies in the capital and recently named by the Mayor of London as the first London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is seeing unprecedented opportunities to grow and create exciting places for existing as well as new communities that live and work in the borough.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Walking Tours, Wednesday 31 October 2018

10:30-12:30

This Halloween, 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.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Shoreditch

Walking Tours, Saturday 10 November 2018

14:00-16:00

Join NLA as we explore Shoreditch, London’s creative urban neighbourhood with an ever-changing supply of start-ups, independent cafes, event spaces and pop-up retail. Discover an area of east London undergoing unprecedented transformation through infrastructure, innovation and mixed-use development.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Walking Tours, Wednesday 28 November 2018

10:30-12:30

Following the huge success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas now continue to grow as one of London’s newest neighbourhoods, adapting the sustainable legacy of the park's buildings and transport links to meet future needs.

New London Neighbourhood Tour - King's Cross

Walking Tours, Saturday 8 December 2018

14:00-16:00

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.