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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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Flood and coastal defence: Mid-term review

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This review assesses the impact of the future flooding report published in April 2004 on government, the research community, business, civil society, NGOs and the media and internationally.

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Energy efficient fixed appliances and building control systems

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This primary research report examines the range of energy efficient fixed appliances and building control systems that are either currently available, or are under development and may be available before 2016 and considers how these may be introduced into new homes. The report considers a variety of technologies that would influence the reduction in energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions for a typical home built in 2016, and identifies those that show merit of further investigation by designers, house builders and the wider industry.  Importantly, the research shows that a number of technologies offer significant potential for saving.

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Growing tourism locally

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Growing Tourism Locally is a three year programme delivered by VisitEngland and local partners funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, VisitEngland and private sector. The aim of the project is to inspire Britons to take more holidays at home, boosting local economies through growth in visitor spend, resulting in the creation of 9,100 indirect jobs.

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State of the Business Events Industry Report 2011

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Following on from the inaugural State of the Industry Report released in October 2011 the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has released the second annual State of the Business Events industry Report. The 2011 report demonstrates a strengthening of the industry in numbers of travelers with International business event visitor spend in Australia increasing by 15% and Domestic overnight business event visitor spend increasing by 19%.  However it also shows a weakening in State Government funding support of the Convention Bureaus by 28% and this is reflected in the increase in lost bids (5%) and the reduction of successful bids (12%). The correlation between the two clearly demonstrates the impact Government support has on the ability of the States to attract business events.

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Transitioning towards urban resilience and sustainability (TURAS)

Posted on: 28 August 2012
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Launched in Autumn 2011, the “TURAS” initiative brings urban communities and businesses together with local authorities and researchers to collaborate on practical new solutions for more sustainable and resilient European cities.

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Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development

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Research into student attitudes towards, and skills for sustainable development (SD) was conducted in 2011 as a two-phase study in order to continue research first conducted in 2010 by: understanding trends in demands and expectations from first-year students new to university; and longitudinal tracking of demands and expectations from second-year students as they progress their university career. The current research findings reinforce the conclusions of the 2010 research.

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Tenant Panels and empowerment: Training and support programme prospectus

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This prospectus invites applications from eligible organisations for grant funding to deliver a national programme for social tenants living in social housing that will: encourage more tenant panels to challenge landlords, shape services and get involved in local decision making; and empower tenants to engage with their landlord and take control of local services.

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Sri Lanka tourism: a step forward in the growth story

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HVS published an article in June 2011, providing an overview of the tourism landscape in Sri Lanka and the various factors that could lead to robust tourism growth in the country after the war ended in 2009. The article also included the tourism vision for the country and its objective of achieving 2.5 million tourist arrivals by 2016. This article seeks to highlight how that vision of tourism growth has been translating into a reality in the past two years with improvements in infrastructure, tourist arrivals and tourism earnings, and hotel market performances.

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Territorial cohesion and water management in Europe: the spatial perspective

Posted on: 24 August 2012
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This report considers the links between water management in the EU, especially the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), and territorial cohesion, in the perspective of spatial analysis and spatial planning. It looks at the role of spatial analysis and planning for the implementation of the Directive as well as related provisions such as the Floods Directive and the development and implementation of River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs). It considers links between regional policy and water management in the EU, including the lessons from a spatial perspective. It further looks at cross‑country cooperation, a key element of both the WFD and territorial cohesion and finally considers future challenges for implementation of the Directive and the development of RBMPs, in particular considering the spatial context.

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Mitigation Action Plan and Scenarios (MAPS)

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Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long term transition to robust economies that are carbon efficient. In this way MAPS contributes to ambitious climate change mitigation that aligns economic development with poverty alleviation.

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