RTPI London was delighted to join New London Architecture, CIOB, RICS, RIBA, Urban Design Group and Planning Futures at RIBA’s headquarters.
The third event in the RTPI London’s Mayoral Election Series tackled the most sacred, but controversial, tenet of UK planning policy – the Green Belt.
For nearly five decades, the Green Belt has prevented the outward sprawl of London. It continues to maintain the permanence and openness of the countryside at its fringes. Local authorities in London and beyond are facing pressure to revisit the Green Belt to meet their housing and employment needs. Should the permanence of the Green […]
Skyscrapers – how do they fit with the urban grain? The effect of tall buildings on London’s skyline is under ever-increasing scrutiny, but what about their relationship with the streets and surroundings at ground level? Planners and designers have a key role in ensuring tall buildings are well integrated into their surroundings, but is this […]
RTPI London and New London Architecture teamed up to present a stimulating discussion on how to make London a more liveable city. Contributions were made by the following excellent speakers. Rt Hon. David Lammy MP and representing the Lammy Housing Commission described the challenge of providing sufficient accommodation for a growing city and suggested that […]
Harry Burchill MRTPI Following the recent launch of our Centenary Book Kaleidoscope City, the basement of the New London Architecture (NLA) Building Centre played host to the first in RTPI London’s Centenary CPD Series exploring past present and future planning issues in the capital. This invited speakers to provide their views on Patrick Abercrombie’s influential […]
The NLA event held last Wednesday (29th May) was a swift but lively whistle-stop tour of ‘Meanwhile Uses’, at a very full St Chad’s Place at King’s Cross. Whilst we sipped our beers and nestled into the former mechanic’s workshop and Victorian warehouse, the tour chugged and jerked its way through a hand-picked collection of […]
On the evening of Wednesday March 6th, delegates swarmed into New London Architecture (NLA) for the third installation of Good Design = Good Planning. As the final episode (of this series), the evening focussed how urban design can address such challenges as viability, water supply resilience and densification. This was to be a Pecha […]