18th November 2019

Projects featured in prominent NLA ‘Future Streets’ research

The New London Architecture ‘Future Streets’ research and exhibition was launched at the end of last week and we are extremely proud to have 2 of the projects we put forward featured in it, with one of them showcased as part of the exhibition. New London Architecture (NLA) is a respected, leading centre of excellence for the built environment. This research looks at the past, present and future of London’s streets, mobility technologies, transport policies and urban planning approaches. It presents future scenarios of how new emerging technology might affect the urban form and streetscape and addresses how policy making and design should respond. It also seeks to explore how London can learn from urban infrastructure projects in other cities.  

The projects featured are our work on Glasgow Avenues for Glasgow City Council, which will see key streets in Glasgow city centre redesigned and our public realm improvement on White Hart Lane in Haringey, London, that we have worked on in partnership with muf architecture and Robert Bray Associates. Both projects feature in the research publication but the Avenues has also been chosen to be showcased as part of the public exhibition taking place at the Centre for the Built Environment in London. The exhibition is open now until 31st January, you can find out more about it here

Barbara Chesni, Senior Programme Manager at NLA who is responsible for managing Future Streets research commented,

“Glasgow Avenues is a great example of how to transform streets once dominated by cars into places for people. It uses green infrastructure and soft landscaping to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, whilst also providing habitat for biodiversity. Human-centric design principles are at the core of the project and this is why we selected it to feature in the NLA Future Streets showcase. We think this is a good example that can be applied to many other cities, including London.”

Projects featured in prominent NLA ‘Future Streets’ research