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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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Climate & Development Knowledge Network: Inside Stories

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The Climate & Development Knowledge Network regularly produces “Inside Stories on Climate Compatible Development” that explore the lessons learned from a range of city and subnational initiatives. The latest in the series, published in May 2014, include: Catalysing sustainable tourism: The case of Chiang Mai, Thailand; Integrating climate change concerns into disaster management planning: the case of Gorakhpur, India; Addressing heat-related health risks in urban India: Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan; A local vision of climate adaptation: Participatory urban planning in Mozambique; and Pioneering renewable energy options: Thailand takes up the challenge.

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Strengthening climate resilience in African cities: A framework for working with informality

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The African Centre for Cities and the Climate & Development Knowledge Network have launched a new report. Tailored to development practitioners, it offers a set of eight principles for undertaking climate compatible development in African cities, addressing climate dynamics alongside the socioeconomic, spatial and political dimensions of development.

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Climate compatible development: voices for change

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In this film, members of the Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s  global team provide expert opinion from around the world on the progress being made toward climate compatible development on a daily basis. They talk about the key objectives of climate compatible development: to provide jobs, improve access to healthcare and education while addressing climate related impacts and improving climate resilience and low carbon development for the future. Each of CDKN’s focus countries present unique challenges and opportunities for climate compatible development. In this film, the global team discuss the initiatives in place to overcome these challenges in their respective countries and regions.

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Cities exchanging on local energy leadership (CASCADE): Toolkit

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A new toolkit produced by the EU project CASCADE, which ran for three years and concluded in April 2014, aims to offer inspiration and guidance to city experts and decision makers on how to improve the implementation of climate change and energy policies in their cities. The project involved networking and peer-to-peer learning on local energy leadership across 19 European countries, and focused on three main themes: energy efficiency in buildings and districts; renewable energy sources and distributed energy generation; and energy in urban transport. The toolkit consists of a library of peer-to-peer learning tools and a collection of CASCADE good practices.

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Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

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This statistical release presents official statistics on the government’s Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme. It presents statistics on the number of mortgage completions, types and values of properties, borrower incomes and breakdowns by various geographical areas. It is the first Official Statistics release concerning the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme and covers the period from its launch on 8 October 2013 to 31 March 2014.

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A prospectus for growth: The historic environment in the East of England

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This prospectus from English Heritage sets out why the historic environment is a critical part of the future economic success of the East of England and demonstrates how it already contributes as a driver for growth.

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Energy efficiency and historic buildings: Energy Performance Certificates

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This guidance is aimed at homeowners and those managing or renting historic or older domestic buildings who may need to commission an Energy Performance Certificate or who have received one for an older property that has been purchased or rented. Details are provided on the type of information included in an EPC, how it is calculated and its limitations as an assessment method when applied to older buildings. The guidance also covers the issues to be taken into account when commissioning an EPC and considering its recommendations.

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Smart cities

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This briefing paper from the Centre for Cities explores the various ways ‘smart’ is being defined by cities, technology companies and cities, and looks at the challenges cities face in implementing a smart strategy.

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Coastal habitats 2100: The East coast response to tidal surges

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The Environment Agency (EA) is requesting feedback on recommendations listed in the final workshop report from the East Coast Tidal Surge workshop. A number of key recommendations were provided to include hosting regular partnership meetings, providing updated guidance on coastal adaptation and flooding response, and to invest in data capture and future research. The EA would appreciate feedback on which recommendations are agreed with and should be taken forward by EA or others, less important or missing; and whether your organisation would like to participate in further meetings.

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Framework and tools for local flood risk assessment

Posted on: 28 May 2014
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A new framework to help local authorities to better understand and manage flood risk in their area. The framework recognises new statutory responsibilities for flood and coastal risk management in England and Wales and supports robust, consistent risk assessment across different spatial scales as part of Surface Water Management Plans, Local Flood Risk Management Strategies and Flood Risk Regulations related studies. A prototype tool has been developed to show how the framework and methods can be delivered.

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