Appointments on NLA Expert Panels
Two of our team have been announced as members of New London Architecture’s expert panels. Annabel Precious and Gareth Atkinson have been appointed to the panels that seek to bring together industry experts from across the membership to advise the NLA on their core programmes, provide thought-leadership on design, development and construction in London and respond to new policies or consultations. Annabel has been appointed to the transport and infrastructure panel while Gareth is starting his second year on the net zero panel.
The year round programme includes research, public events and debates, training, roundtables, industry viewpoints and exhibitions. As an independent member-supported organisation, the NLA brings together the public, government, and cross-sector professionals both in London and internationally.
Panels are formed of 12-15 individuals, representing the public and private sectors across development, design, planning and construction in London, and providing a unique voice to comment on the key issues facing the capital.
Panels meet 3-4 times a year, setting out key lines of enquiry which shape the forward agendas and inform the year-round programmes. Reports from each meeting are shared with NLA members and the broader network, alongside a selection of contributions and viewpoints from Panel members.
Net Zero panel overview – To meet the Paris Agreement declaration the Mayor of London has declared a climate emergency, committing to become carbon neutral by 2050. This Panel will focus on understanding the priorities for London to achieve Net Zero, and the role that the built environment has to play in meeting this target. Topics of focus will include London and local leadership, adaptability and flexibility of building stock, resilience and green infrastructure, and a prioritising a green recovery for London.
Transport & Infrastructure overview – The Mayor of London has launched ambitious new plans that will dramatically transform London’s streets to accommodate new cycle lanes and space for walking. As lockdown restrictions are eased, public transport will face challenges to respond to social distancing rules while meeting demand. This Panel will focus on the future of mobility and modal share of streets for all users, as well as the impact of transport infrastructure in unlocking growth and accessibility across the capital.