February 2016 Toggle

Street Party: Capital ideas for London’s streets! 

Free Pecha Kucha, Tuesday 2 February 2016

18:30-20:30 (Registration from 18:00)

An evening of quick-fire presentations, powered by pechakucha, will invite a series speakers to put forward their ‘Capital Ideas’ for improving London’s streets and roads.

The regeneration of London’s Town Centres

Half-day Conference, Thursday 4 February 2016

08:30 – 12:30 (registration from 08:00)

As the Outer London Commission prepares its final report for Boris Johnson we look at how London’s town centres have had to diversify their offer and create a broader social experience in order to counter the impact of online shopping and to attract people back to the high streets of the capital.

Mayors Design Advisory Group ‘Good Growth' Breakfast Series

Free Breakfast Talk

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

Over the last two years, members of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group (MDAG), chaired by Daniel Moylan, have been developing the Good Growth Agendas, setting out a series of pragmatic recommendations and guidance for City Hall, industry professionals and the next London Mayor, on how London can deliver a high-quality and socially inclusive environment through ‘good growth’.

‘Architecture is more than skin deep’ Live Debate hosted by NLA at Surface Design Show

Free Event, Tuesday 9 February 2016


New London Architecture are delighted to be hosting the live debate ‘Architecture is more than skin deep’ as part of the 2016 Surface Design Show Preview Evening.

Technology and the Future of City Mobility

Breakfast Talk , Wednesday 10 February 2016

Free Transport for London breakfast talk hosted at NLA, 09.30-10.30 (arrivals and refreshments from 09.00)

How is the landscape of modern cities changing? Focussing on mobility, this breakfast session will look at future transport concepts and shed some light on current concepts and ideas, exploring the use of Big Data and how it is helping us to understand London’s network and share some ideas on where Data could be heading.

New London Walking Tour - The City

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 February 2016

14:00-16:00 (registration from 13:45)

Taking St Paul’s Cathedral as the starting point, we look at the major commercial buildings that house the world's financial capital and the medieval street pattern which accommodates them.

Streets Ahead: Who is thinking about London’s streets and roads? NLA lunchtime soapbox talks

Soapbox talk

Throughout February - 12:45-13:15 (Registration from 12:30)

Industry experts take to the Streets Ahead ‘soapbox' to shout about the key issues facing London’s roads. From cycling to bridges, come along on your lunch break to find out who is thinking about the future of London’s streets and roads!

New London Walking Tour - Bankside

Walking Tours, Wednesday 24 February 2016

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

Starting at Southwark Underground station, explore Bankside’s regeneration from Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern, through to the Shard and the More London development to the east.

“Building better places” report by House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy on the Built Environment

Free Event, Wednesday 24 February 2016

16:30 - 17:45

This NLA talk given by Prof Matthew Carmona, Specialist advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment, will be the first briefing and debate on the findings of the Committee, to be published on Friday 19th February.

Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula: progress report

On Location, Thursday 25 February 2016

09:30 – 17:00 (registration from 08:15/09:00)

As Boris Johnson’s administration prepares to hand over to a new Mayor later this Spring, this full-day NLA on location event will review activity to date and look at what the priorities should be for the next incumbent for the key emerging areas of the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula. What might a new Mayor mean for these key areas of the capital?

Don’t Move, Improve! Open Day

Open Day , Saturday 27 February 2016

11:00 -16:00

NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Open Day takes place on Saturday 27 February 2016, and will offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.