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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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Outcomes of the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit

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The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee examined the Government’s role at the UN Rio+20 Summit, and looked ahead to focus particularly on what actions and strategies the Government should follow. That included work on the Sustainable Development Goals and where more needs to be done to match Government policies and initiatives to the commitments and calls-for-action made at the Summit.

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RIBA Plan of Work 2013 – ready for the digital age

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The 2013 edition is the most comprehensive update to the RIBA Plan of Work since its first publication fifty years ago. In this article, Dr Stephen Hamil looks into some of the advantages of a digital plan of work.

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What colour is your building?: Measuring and reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings

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This book presents the result of many years’ analysis and design of low energy buildings. The first part of the book focuses on how to measure and benchmark CO2 emissions due to the operating, embodied and transport energy consumption associated with commercial buildings and the people using them. A simple whole carbon footprint methodology is proposed which can be used to put into context real (not theoretical) energy consumption, embodied carbon (new build and refurbish v demolish), and the significant impact the location of a building has on the CO2 emissions of people travelling to work. The second part of the book provides clear, practical guidance to developers, planners, architects, engineers, building owners, facility managers, and tenants on how to reduce the whole carbon footprint. This includes 10 steps to low energy buildings, the contribution that renewable energy can realistically make, the use of lower carbon materials in construction, refurbishment and fit-out, and how to encourage greener methods of travel. An overview of the ingredients to include in a business case to justify investment in low energy/carbon buildings is also provided. Price £35

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Infrastructure investment and the UK’s economic renewal

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This policy insight by Green Alliance’s chief economist Julian Morgan is an assessment of the combined economic impact of the 550 projects in the Treasury infrastructure pipeline. He estimates the significant positive impact that low carbon infrastructure investment could continue to have on the UK economy and finds that there is an unusually strong short run economic opportunity for the UK to be gained from developing low carbon infrastructure.

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What cities want: How cities plan future mobility

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This study by the Technical University of Munich contains information from 15 international cities on how they want to more positively design their urban traffic in the future. The cities of Ahmedabad, Beirut, Bogota, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Melbourne, Munich, St. Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore show the opportunities that go hand in hand with urbanisation.

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Green Deal assessment survey. Summary report: headline findings

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Nearly half of the householders who had a green deal assessment on their home had or were in the process of making their homes more energy-efficient as a result, according to a report from the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

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Investing in Britain’s future

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The Treasury has unveiled its latest spending plan on the country’s infrastructure.

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Institute for Future Cities

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The Institute for Future Cities has been launched at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Working in partnership with cities, business, research institutions and government across the world, the institute will create a focus and strategy to co-ordinate research on urban themes.

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Together in transition. The Hague, 16-17 May 2013-06-27

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This event, the 21st International Annual Conference of Climate Alliance, provided an opportunity to discuss the role of local authorities in the transition process. Presentations are available online.

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SuD it! Let’s do it. Birmingham, 4 June 2013

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Presentations from four local authorities are available, outlining what they have been doing to make sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) happen.

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