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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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Green growth and green jobs: Transition to a Zero Carbon Britain

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The Liberal Democrats have published a paper which sets out the framework for a long-term strategy to set the UK on the path to a carbon neutral future and deliver the benefits of green growth, building on the work of Liberal Democrats in Government.

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Using local powers to maximize energy efficiency retrofit: ‘How to’ materials for London boroughs

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This toolkit has been developed to help London’s councils identify and implement solutions to help attract investment and delivery for energy efficiency measures. It focuses on three commonly cited challenges: planning, data and logistics. The toolkit has been produced as the result of the Mayor of London’s project to work with boroughs to identify how local powers can be best used to maximise energy efficiency retrofit in London.

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An interactive ITS handbook for planning large events

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The handbook facilitates the selection and implementation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) solutions to support mobility strategies of large events. It includes a section describing large events, a section on ITS applications, including proven tools and recently deployed demonstrations, and an interactive decision support system, guiding you to a prioritized set of tools for your event. References to ITS suppliers are also included. The Handbook is the result of STADIUM, a broader project co-financed by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) designed to promote the optimisation of transport systems, both public and private, around large events using ITS technology while taking all potential users and concerned people into consideration.

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Sustainable transport for areas with tourism through energy reduction: Inventory of best practices

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The purpose of the “inventory of best practices” is to collect, describe analyse energy efficient and sustainable mobility policies in tourism regions in different countries of the European Union. The results are a joint-effort of the STARTER (Sustainable Transport for Areas with Tourism through Energy Reduction)  and SEEMORE (Sustainable and Energy Efficient Mobility Options in Tourist Regions) project.

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Valuing the social impacts of public transport

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In January 2012, the department commissioned Mott MacDonald, supported by the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, and Accent Marketing and Research, to carry out research into valuing the social impacts of public transport. This research has produced a methodology and set of values to estimate the social impacts of local public transport access. It therefore provides new and valuable information to help the department and local authorities better reflect social impacts when they are considering investment in public transport.

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Improving culture, arts and sporting opportunities through planning: A good practice guide

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This guide from the Town & Country Planning Association provides an authoritative, although not exhaustive, resource for planners and culture and sport practitioners in England. It is designed to enable them to plan effectively for culture, arts and sport through the planning system, and it demonstrates the art of the possible in using the planning system as a means of achieving local priorities.

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Culture on the High Street

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A new guide has been published by the Greater London Authority to help local authorities, town centre managers and business improvement districts to improve the quality and ambition of culture on our high street.

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The challenge of the housing crisis

Posted on: 9 August 2013
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In a paper for the Town and Country Planning Association, former Labour government minister Nick Raynsford has criticised the government’s response to the housing crisis as ineffective.

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Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations 2013: Impact assessment

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This impact assessment sets out the proposed amendments to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) of the Building Regulations. The Government has announced that from 2016 all new homes, and from 2019 all new non-domestic buildings, in England will be built to zero carbon standards and reaffirmed its commitment to implementing ‘zero carbon homes’ from 2016 in the 2013 Budget document. The expectation is that Part L of the Building Regulations, which already sets limits on the emissions of new buildings, will be the regulatory vehicle for achieving the on-site elements of these zero carbon standards. Changes to the regulations in 2013 have been developed to act in part as an interim step on the trajectory towards achieving zero carbon standards.

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Dilapidations dissected: Hammersmatch v Saint Gobain

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Davills has published its first Building Consultancy Monitor, which focuses on dilapidations in light of the recent judgement in the Hammersmatch v Saint Gobain case.

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