October 2018 Toggle

Engaging Londoners in planning: are neighbourhood forums the answer?

Think Tank, Thursday 4 October 2018


Neighbourhood planning, introduced through the Localism Act 2011, is the right for communities to form groups and produce 'Neighbourhood Plans'. In London there are more than 100 Neighbourhood Forums at different stages – some have developed a plan while others are in the process of doing so.

Factory-made Housing Events Programme

Programme of events

October - January 2019

This three-month programme of events taking place for the duration of the 'Factory-made Housing' exhibition further explores key themes, forming a core part of the NLA Housing programme.

Factory-made Housing: achieving a ‘modular mindset’

Half-day Conference, Friday 12 October 2018

09:00 – 12:30

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. So, what are the barriers to London adopting a truly ‘modular mindset’? How might we make the most of these construction processes to deliver homes at speed and scale?

New London Neighbourhood Tour - Victoria

Walking Tours, Saturday 13 October 2018


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 Programme on the London Stand at MIPIM UK


17 -18 October 2018

Join the NLA team on the London Stand at MIPIM UK. Alongside an exhibition showcasing London’s best development opportunities, the dedicated London stage hosts an NLA-curated programme of talks. Themes will follow the wider MIPIM UK programme and include Investment, housing and innovation.

Bloomsbury Festival at NLA


-21 October 2018

Visit NLA during the Bloomsbury Festival for an exciting programme of family workshops, exhibitions and model talks. All events are free!

Choose Construction: careers advice and networking for years 10-13

Learning event , Monday 22 October 2018


The Construction Industry needs you! Did you know that there are thousands of opportunities for talented young people within UK Construction?

NLA Study Tour: Television Centre

Study Tour, Thursday 25 October 2018


Join NLA as we visit the revamped Television Centre complex in the rapidly changing area of White City.

Factory-made Housing: moving modular

Lunchtime Talk, Friday 26 October 2018


This lunchtime talk will look at how movable, temporary housing works in practice. How easy is it to disassemble modular housing units, transport them to a new location and reassemble? We’ll be exploring examples where this process is at play and asking what role this might play in providing homes, as well as other uses for Londoners.

Where on earth can London build 100,000 homes a year?

Evening Discussion, Monday 29 October 2018

18.30 – 21:00

Housing experts will discuss where London, constrained by the Metropolitan Green Belt, can find the space to build 100,000 homes every year - a revised target called for by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Waltham Forest: hotspot for creative-led growth

On Location, Tuesday 30 October 2018


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


This Halloween, join us as we discover the historic estate neighbourhoods of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. Traversing either side of the Tottenham Court Road, explore the area’s modern development and frightening past, with stories the ghost of Spring-heeled Jack, local goblin fantasist poet Christina Rossetti and the mummification of UCL founder Jeremy Bentham back in 1832.

NYLON: Regional planning in New York and London

NYLON, Wednesday 31 October 2018

12:30-14:30 (new time)

In 2017, New York’s Regional Plan Association (RPA) released its Fourth Regional Plan, looking at the Tri-State metropolitan area in its totality. In the same year, the Mayor of London released the draft New London Plan for Greater London, which addresses but does not resolve London’s relationship with its neighbouring counties. Is it time we think more strategically across the London boundary as has our New York counterpart?