There’s a lot going on at the LDN Collective! Here’s the latest news and updates on our projects

Reimagining data: Getting the best out of GIS

Our members Delta Simons and PJA have joined forces, to offer an innovative approach to advanced data analysis, 3D visualization, and integration with smart city initiatives using GIS. Read about the launch of this new service offering

NLA & LDN Collective launch major new ideas competition

We’re delighted to be collaborating with NLA on a major new ideas competition, Reimagine London! This global competition is open to everyone, seeking out ideas to help shape the future of the city with a £10,000 prize for the best idea.

MIPIM 2024: London got it's mojo back & Newcastle was Talk of the Toon

This MIPIM was so good, we had to write a blog about it! Hear from CEO Max Farrell about an action packed few days on the Riviera.

Net Zero Neighbourhoods Report Launched

New research by AESG in collaboration with the LDN Collective and West London Business outlines key principles and case studies for planning and designing net zero neighbourhoods.

Newcastle Study Trip: Tales from the Toon

Our visit to Newcastle was a very special one, with a behind the scenes tour starting at the Quayside then taking in the Stephenson Quarter, Centre for Life, Helix, Civic Centre before ending with a presentation and debate at the Farrell Centre.

City of London Engagement - City Plan 2040

The LDN Collective have been commissioned by the City of London Corporation to design a new form of stakeholder engagement, taking into account the way the world has changed post-pandemic.

Homes for Homeless - new not-for-profit launched

The LDN Collective and Better Delivery have created a platform called Homes for Homeless, following the Mayor of London’s announcement to commit £75m to tackle homelessness.

Royal Docks Eventscape Vision Unveiled

LDN Collective and Dar have unveiled a new vision, to transform the Royal Docks into a globally recognised waterfront destination for sports, leisure and entertainment.

#ParkPoint makes parks safer, more accessible and inclusive

We have developed a concept for interactive touchpoints which can help parks more inclusive for people of different ages, abilities and ethnicities as well as being safer for women and girls at night.

LDN Collective Summer Social 2022

This year’s Summer Social was a very special night where almost all of us gathered on a rooftop bar in Shoreditch, with spectacular views of the London Skyline, to discuss the exciting projects and collaborations we are working on and get to know each other better.

Pocket Living – Keeping Key Workers in City Centres

We were lucky to have a tour of Pocket Living's development in Lambeth by their Development Director Thomasin Renshaw, you can read about it in this blog

Too hot to handle - overheating by one of the UK's leading experts

LDN Collective member James Healey, whose work has informed the government regulations on overheating, has written this timely blog

Semiotics and the built environment - boldly going where no one has gone before

Why do we prefer that logo to this one? Why do we think that street is more ‘beautiful’ than this one? Chris Arning explains why semiotics is playing a central role in our projects.

Meridian Water is a gamechanger

Max Farrell, CEO of the LDN Collective, writes about our recent study trip to Meridian Water in Enfield.

MIPIM 2022 – the return of an old friend!

LDN Collective CEO Max Farrell talks about his uplifting week at the world's leading real estate conference in Cannes.

Expo 2020 Dubai - a celebration of culture and innovation

Tanisha Raffiuddin from Concept Culture reports on her visit to Expo 2020 Dubai.

COP26 – People's movements lead the way in the fight for climate action

Tanisha Raffiuddin from Concept Culture reflects on the highlights of her time in Glasgow attending Climate Fringe events.

Caring Collective workshop 'moves the dial' for wellbeing design

Bee Farrell talks about a gathering of the Caring Collective at the Royal Society of Medicine, to debate the future of health and wellbeing, following their Wolfson Prize award-winning submission.

Ebbsfleet's blazing a trail for cultural wellbeing

Sherry Dobbin talks about cultural co-location at Ebbsfleet Garden City and a memorable meeting of the Creative Estuary advisory group

Two new garden communities in Cornwall are setting the bar high

Read Aymara Lamche-Brennan’s blog about the LDN Collective’s first ever study trip, to Nansledan and West Carclaze in Cornwall

Caring Collective highly commended for Wolfson Prize

We are delighted to have been Highly Commended by the judges for the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize 2021 "Planning and Designing the Hospital of the Future" in collaboration with JLL, Siemens, Therme Group, Dar and Perkins & Will.

Fulford Green - A 21st Century Garden Village

The LDN Collective have created a vision for a new community at Fulford Green in Solihull. We believe it is a blueprint for socially and environmentally sustainable placemaking

Better Delivery moves the debate #BeyondMMC

The LDN Collective have launched a new identity for their members Better Delivery at an industry event with an eBook aiming to turn the dial on the future of construction.

LDN Collective CEO addresses United Nations Development conference

LDN Collective Founder & CEO Max Farrell was invited to speak at a United Nations Development conference about the future of urban spaces. Here is what he said to them...

LDN Collective CEO appointed Chair of Cultural Co-Location Group for Creative Estuary

LDN Collective Founder and CEO Max Farrell has been appointed Chair of the Cultural Co-Location Advisory Group for Creative Estuary.

The LDN Collective is One Year Old!

To celebrate our first anniversary we have launched this website with lots of exciting new content

#ParkPower Partnership Publish Recommendations for the Future

Results from a major London-wide survey on the future of our green spaces are revealed.

Five minutes with...Max Farrell

David Taylor Editor of the New London Quarterly catches up with Max Farrell to find out about #Park Power and life after Farrells.

Supporting Summer School In The 'New Normal'

The LDN Collective were delighted to be official supporters of Urban Design London's inaugural Summer School 2020.

#ParkPower Consultation Launches

Two unexpectedly positive effects of the Covid-19 crisis have been the renewed interest in the value of community and the role of the park in everyone’s life.

Town Centres Post-Coronavirus

The LDN Collective has launched Collectively Speaking, a series of discussions about city making brought to you by our members.

The launch of the London Collective

Read all about the LDN Collective launch party for members, potential members and friends. We were thrilled that 95 people came along to hear talks from our Experts and Creatives.

Making A Big Splash in The Industry

We are featured on the cover of the latest edition of Planning in London magazine, described as the ‘Essential Guide to Development in the Capital’.

London We Are Go For Launch

We are very pleased to be sharing our new website with the world, with lots more information on becoming a client and becoming a member.

London Becomes The World's First National Park City

A few weeks ago, London became the world’s first National Park City.

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