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National Infrastructure Plan 2011

Posted on: 29 November 2011
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The Government has published an updated National Infrastructure Plan. This contains major commitments to improve the UK’s transport and broadband networks as well as steps to attract major new private sector investment. The plan sets out: a clear plan for the UK’s infrastructure; a new strategy for coordinating public and private investment; new investment in critical infrastructure projects; and a new focus on delivery.

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Surveying 2012: A new careers guide from RICS

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This is the new annual careers guide from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It showcases the diversity of the surveying profession and introduces young people to the world of surveying and RICS membership.

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Building the climate change regime: Survey and analysis of approaches

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A new paper published by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of the Government of Ireland, offers options to scale up climate action globally. The paper shows that there are far more options to counter climate change than acknowledged or promoted. The report reviews more than 130 proposals put forward by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academics to design a climate regime capable of delivering adequate mitigation action.

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Impact of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Posted on: 28 November 2011
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The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) project is now required of all Host Cities by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The project has three main objectives: to measure the overall impact of the Games; to assist bidding cities and future organizing committees to maximize the benefits of the Games; and to create a comparable benchmark across all future Games. OGI is an indicator-based monitoring and reporting system that is grounded in the concept of sustainability. OGI uses 126 indicators to measure the economic, social, and environmental conditions of the Host City/Region/Country. There are 80 context indicators, and 46 event indicators. Each Games organizing committee is to present its findings in a series of four reports (baseline, pre-Games, Games-time, and post-Games) that spans 12 years, beginning two years before Host selection and ending three years after the Games. A report on the impact of the  2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on the economy of British Colombia has recently been published. The final post-Games report, planned for 2013, will look at the long-term impact of the Games.

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Climate change, justice and vulnerability

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This study: provides a guide for analysing social vulnerability to the impacts of climate change; shows how we can learn from past UK flooding and heatwave events to measure socio-spatial vulnerabilities and map geographical distributions of climate disadvantage; and supports the integration of the demands of justice into climate adaptation planning.

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The distribution of UK household CO2 emissions

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This study aims to further the development of socially just and environmentally effective carbon reduction policies, by: revealing the distributional consequences of current and possible future policies to reduce carbon emissions from UK households; and enhancing understanding of these social aspects of climate policy within energy, climate change and social policy arenas.

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Cities in transition: 10th Metropolis World Congress. Porto Alegre, 23-26 November 2011

Posted on: 26 November 2011
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The 10th Metropolis World Congress represented a unique opportunity to exchange and establish contacts among more than 850 delegates and urban experts from more than 150 countries around the world.  The event presented various solutions for governance, urban planning, participatory democracy, innovation, the fight against climate change, sustainability, peri-urban agriculture and renewable energies, and set forth the new guidelines for Metropolis for the next years. Presentations are available online under the following themes: Metropolis Women International Day; Innovative knowledge sharing in the southern countries; Urban growth and planning; Peri-urban agriculture and renewable energy; Metropolitan governance; The future of urban investing in Latin America; Cities and the third sector; Participatory democracy and citizenship culture; Integrated urban governance; urban innovation; International participatory budget experiences; Global Fund for Cities Development.

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Contested regions: Territorial politics and policy. London, 25 November 2011

Posted on: 25 November 2011
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The Regional Studies Association Winter Conference considered current debates on emerging new territorial dynamics and politics. This event also provided an opportunity to establish the need and nature of future research in this field and to address the concerns, and  challenges confronting practitioners and policy makers. Presentations are available online on the following themes: New sites and forms of regional conflict: inter-regional, intra-regional and in-between regional; Remapping of regions and localities and the implications of this for multi-level governance, policy success and policy failure; Models of regional and metropolitan governance.

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Intelligent clients, intelligent suppliers. London, 25 November 2011

Posted on: 25 November 2011
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The Annual Convention of the Constructing Excellence movement brought together all those associated with the work of Constructing Excellence to review and discuss what makes an intelligent client, and what constitutes an intelligent response to this, which a particular emphasis on sustainable low carbon solutions. Presentations are available online.

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Value of green infrastructure in Birmingham and the Black Country

Posted on: 25 November 2011
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This Wildlife Trusts report presents a survey valuing a range of ecosystem services provided by the urban Green Infrastructure in Birmingham and the Black Country (containing the city of Wolverhampton and the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall). One main aim of this research was to provide information about the wide range of ecosystem services and its value to human well-being. Another aim was to provide a best practice example within the UK applying the value transfer approach to evaluate ecosystem services.

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