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Championing the professional development of young leaders

NextGen is an NLA initiative which identifies and supports young talent from across the industry, championing the professional development of the built environment’s future leaders.

Recognising the central role these young voices play in shaping London’s future, in June 2020, NLA convened the first NextGen Sounding Board. This group will come together to share updates, intelligence, and develop thinking on recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring the potential impact for London and the profession. These NextGen voices will help form new and dynamic thinking around scenario planning for the future.

 Across the programme, NextGen members are profiled in 50 per cent of NLA content, creating many opportunities to showcase new ideas and projects to the wider NLA network.

 A programme of focused NextGen events connects young professionals with peers in the industry, allowing them to expand professional networks and develop skills; informal PexchaKucha presentations provide a forum to profile new ideas, projects and initiatives, while mentoring events and talks with professionals offer advice and information on working in a multi-disciplinary industry. 

 NextGen is roughly aimed at those who are 2-5 years into their career or aged between 25-35.

  • Champion the new generation of industry experts 
  • Connect emerging talent with established industry professionals 
  • Encourage excellence within the built environment industry 
  • Analyse what the future skill set of the built environment industry might look like

  • PechaKucha, July 2020 
  • Mentoring, August 2020 
  • Christmas Party, December 2020 

2020 – NextGen Sounding Board Meeting
2020 – Mentoring
2019 – Christmas Party
2019 – Future Streets PechaKucha
2019 – Speed mentoring
2019 – Debate at London Real Estate Forum
2019 – London Real Estate Forum evening reception
2019 – Working group
2019 – Speed mentoring



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There are opportunities to become either a Champion or Supporter of this programme. To find out more about how you could get involved in the events and output across our platforms please get in touch with the Membership Team via

Prices start from £4,950 + VAT for 12 month support. 


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