The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has released a whitepaper which aims to create a picture of the next three to five years in the exhibition industry. It identifies major trends the group anticipates will have the greatest impact on the industry.
The present database of ‘eco-city’ frameworks has been compiled through an extensive survey of available literature and research interviews, and it has been reviewed by the Leverhulme International Network partners. In an effort to build on the current database and validate information, Feedback from the wider community of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners is welcomed.
Decisions on expanding capacity for traffic through London’s airports exemplify these interactions and constraints, and the UK Airports Commission has been established to examine how any need for additional capacity should be met in the short, medium and long term. The Roundtable, organised in co-operation with the UK Department for Transport and the UK Airports Commission, was convened to contribute to this examination by reviewing international experience in reconciling planning and environmental constraints with demand for airport capacity and the potential benefits in terms of productivity and growth from developing international airline services. Presentations and papers are available, together with a discussion paper presenting a summary and conclusions from the events.
This article discusses the risks associated with natural disasters, with particular focus on the vulnerability of energy systems. It examines the opportunities for local/community-based infrastructure to prevent risks through installing locally based energy systems, financing mechanisms to prevent risks and risk transfer systems as well as the associated challenges that exist with respect to their establishment.
The Survey aims to assess the competitiveness of the 29 states in India and identify the best performers when viewed from the hospitality industry’s viewpoint. The report employs 11 key parameters to evaluate the different states.
Lambert Smith Hampton’s “UK vitality index“ ranked 65 of the largest towns and cities outside London, identifying which are best placed to support economic growth.
In September 2013, a report published by Lambert Smith Hampton, argues that thethe best option to safeguard the future of both the UK’s economy and some of our most important business locations and commercial property markets is to expand airport capacity at Heathrow.
The interim report from the Airports Commission has been published. The Commission has short-listed the following proposals to investigate ahead of its final report: a new runway at Gatwick Airport more than 3,000m in length; a new 3,500m runway at Heathrow Airport constructed to the north-west of the existing airport; and an extension of Heathrow’s existing northern runway to the west to at least 6,000m, enabling it to be used for both take-offs and landings. The Commission is to revisit Foster + Partner’s Isle of Grain proposal early next year to see whether it offered ‘a credible proposal for consideration alongside the other short-listed options .The Commission connfirms the need for one more new runway for the South East to be operational by 2030. Analysis by the Commission also indicates that there “is likely” to be a demand case for a second additional runway to be operational by 2050. A final report is due by summer 2015.
UNESCO has published a guidance manual on the care of World Heritage cultural properties. The document sets out how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention and includes a set of practical appendices, for all those involved in heritage conservation and management, on how to put World Heritage philosophies and mechanisms into practice. UNESCO has also made its comprehensive database on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties publicly available. It can be searched using over 100 options giving easy access to exportable data in a number of ways, for example, geographically, chronologically or by nature of threat. Further details available here.
This document presents the results of the 2013 survey of arm’s-length management organisations (ALMOs).