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Newsletter from National Centre for Research Methods

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The Winter 2013 issue of the MethodsNews newsletter from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is now available online. Contents include: CyberGIS for analyzing urban data; hacking the Smart City; and a video of a lecture entitled “Why do fieldwork?”

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MAPIC: The international retail property market. Cannes, 13-15 November 2013

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MAPIC gathers the world’s leading retail real estate professionals for expert-led conferences and tailor-made networking events dedicated to exploring the latest market trends: ever-renewed retail concepts, multichannel strategies, integrating leisure and culture into the shopping experience, as well as investment and expansion hotspots in mature and growing markets. Videos of the event are available online.

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Transport Day 2013 @ COP19. Warsaw, 17 November 2013

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Presentations are available under the following themes: Mitigation potential of the transport sector; Policy making on sustainable, low carbon transport in the developing world; Ensuring effective transport NAMAs; Integrating adaptation in transport policies; Financing of sustainable low carbon transport.

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Designing with data: Shaping our future cities

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RIBA and Arup present a report which shows how data on how people use cities and their services could revolutionise the way we design and plan our built environment. Through a series of case studies from around the world and insights from key experts, the report offers practitioners four main approaches to working with data and new technology to harness the wealth of opportunity big data presents. The report provides a starting point to smart architecture and planning, but there is further work to be done to roll this approach out. This begins with three recommendations to the UK Government to take place making into the digital age, and to extend the economic, social and environmental benefits of big data to the spatial disciplines of planning and design.

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Imagine 2050: The innovations we will need in waste, water and energy to ensure a sustainable future.

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A report published by Veolia Environnement and the London School of Economics envisages the home of the future with nanoscopic robots sorting materials, self-cleaning bathrooms and ultrasonic baths. However it also contains stark warnings with two contrasting visions of urban living in 2050.

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European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities: Strategic Implementation Plan

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The High Level Group of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities presents its Strategic Implementation Plan for speeding up the transformation of European Cities into “Smart cities”. The plan outlines ideas on how to best harness innovative technologies, innovative funding mechanisms and innovative public private partnerships. It highlights actions needed to create the right framework conditions to make our cities better places to live and to do business in, to reduce energy use, carbon emissions and congestion.

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Homes for older Londoners

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A report from the London Assembly’s Housing Committee calls for the Mayor to push for more specially build retirement housing to accommodate an expected doubling of the number of Londoners over 85 over the next twenty years. The report argues that specially designed housing, combining self-contained homes with access to on-site support and care, improve independence and quality of life for residents, reduce costs to the NHS of avoidable accidents and free up much needed family homes.

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Melbourne Planners’ Guide 2013/2014

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The Melbourne Convention Bureau has launched the 2013-14 edition of the Melbourne Planners’ Guide, a comprehensive manual for planning a business event in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The guide offers planners a directory of the state’s business events products and services, including venues, accommodation, conference and event organisers, and pre and post touring options.

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Transport readiness for climate finance: A framework to access climate finance in the transport sector

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This paper aims to highlight the existing funds and opportunities, to provide a clear understanding on how to have access to these climate finance flows, and to catalogue what is needed in terms of performance tracking.

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Satellites going local 2013: The water edition

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This report presents operational examples of local and regional administrations and companies who use geospatial information, satellite navigation and satellite communications to improve water management locally, regionally and cross-border. It touches on sectors as diverse as water supply and management, agriculture, risk management, environmental protection and energy. Also for the first time, each good practice is linked to a specific reference to water-related regulations or policy objectives that the satellite service helps users comply with. Local and regional administrators and private companies who use or manage water sources can draw ideas and inspiration from these good practices so as to improve water management, and thus contribute to the sustainability of this vital resource on the long run.

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