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Term time schedule

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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Time to tackle the transport sector. Durban, 6 December 2011

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Bridging the Gap organised and held a side event in collaboration with the South African Ministry of Transport at the UN Conference on Climate Change. Experts from multilateral development banks joined governmental to discuss climate mitigation strategies at the transport sector from various countries. Presentations are available online.

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The urban dimension of cohesion policy: Lessons learnt from integrated urban projects. Warsaw, 8-9 December 2011

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This conference elaborated on the results of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and looked forward to the new Structural Funds programming period. Additionally, the conference reflected upon what we have learnt and what we already know about cohesion policy and what cities should take into account in the future. Presentations, workshop reports and conclusions from the event are available online.

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Pedagogic research and development

Posted on: 14 December 2011
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The latest issue of LINK magazine is now available for download. This final issue of LINK showcases and celebrates the pedagogic research and development projects which the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism network has funded since 2006.

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The Big Society

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The House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into how the Big Society project is being implemented in practice. The Committee has expressly not undertaken a detailed evaluation of the merits of the Big Society concept. Instead it set out to examine the role of the Government in enabling the development of the Big Society project, and in particular, to consider the policy implications of the Government’s commitment to open up of public services, which the Prime Minister described as “more significant” than the other parts of the Big Society project, such as measures to increase social action. In their report, the Committee warns that the Big Society project is hampered by the lack of a clear implementation plan, leading to public confusion about the policy agenda, eighteen months into this administration. The project by its very nature requires substantial change in Whitehall and to the nature of government.

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Community engagement

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In response to the government’s agenda on localism in neighbourhoods, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)has revised its previous strategy on community engagement and now has an enabling framework for community engagement along with a community engagement toolkit to provide its staff, partners and other interested parties a practical guide to work with. The enabling framework sets out actions the HCA will take in identifying opportunities for engagement and in supporting community led solutions to housing and economic growth through our integrated investment, land and enabling role.

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EU research and innovation: What role for regions and cities after 2013? Brussels, 12-13 December 2011

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In the Europe 2020 strategy as well as in long-term policy programmes of regional and local authorities, great importance is given to research and innovation. The EU is putting this priority into an ambitious ‘Common Strategic Framework’ and its budget for 2014-2020, in which the increase for research and innovation is in the order of 46% when compared to the current budget. In the autumn of 2011, the European Commission has adopted its legal proposals for the future EU funding of research and innovation, namely through the structural funds, and Horizon 2020 (the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and the new programme replacing the former CIP). Over 300 representatives from local, regional and national administrations, institutions, universities and development agencies met at the above event to discuss the consequences these proposals will have for facilitating better coordination of research and innovation support at local level post-2013. The Forum presented good practice of regional innovation programmes and projects operating under the current funding structures, showcasing how to match EU priorities and programmes with specific territorial challenges. All presentations are available online, and a detailed proceedings report will be published in the beginning of 2012.

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Carbon aware cities: A multi-disciplinary approach to low carbon transport systems. Bristol, 13 December 2011

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This is the final conference of the CATCH (Carbon Aware Travel CHoice) project. Research from the project was presented in the context of a variety of co-benefits that a low carbon transport will bring to health, safety, the economy and to planning. It was demonstrated how the CATCH knowledge platform links to these different areas by providing information and improving communication between the general public and transport professionals. Presentations from experts from different fields detailed the wider benefits of a low carbon transport future. These are available online.

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London Development Conference. London, 13 December 2011

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The National Housing Federation’s London Development Conference provided an opportunity to discuss what the coming year will hold for the housing sector in London. Key development and regeneration issues facing London were also covered. Presentations are available online.

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The Portas Review: An independent review into the future of our high streets

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Mary Portas has published her review of the future of our high streets, setting out her vision to breathe economic and community life back into our high streets. The Review makes ambitious recommendations on what can be done – by government, local authorities and business – to help high streets deliver something new.

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Building resilience: resource security and the role of the circular economy. London, 12 December 2011

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This Green Alliance conference on resource security and economic resilience, held in association with the CBI, is now available to watch online. It features presentations from Vince Cable, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, EU environment commissioner, Janez Potočnik, and leading businesses.

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