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Term time schedule

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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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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The future of rail 2050

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This report unveils a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging technologies.

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Housing 2014.  Manchester 24-26 June 2014

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This is the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Blogs and videos of the event are available online.

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Guidance for profiling urban displacement situations: Challenges and solutions

Posted on: 25 June 2014
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This guidance document aims to highlight the challenges and best practices relevant for practitioners planning profiling exercises in urban settings. Two case studies (Delhi and Quito) are drawn upon as recent urban profiling exercises throughout.

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UK Housing Review: Briefing paper

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This is the fifth in an annual series of mid-year Briefings from the Chartered Institute of Housing, designed to complement the main UK Housing Review published at the start of each year. Drawing on the latest statistics, the Briefing assesses the implications of policy and market changes in twelve key topic areas, together with dedicated pages on Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the English regions.

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High Street UK2020: 50 years of change

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Manchester Metropolitan University is to host a free half-day conference at on Thursday 10th July, streamed live over the internet. It will investigate: the major forces of change that impact on the High Street; what change can be managed at a local level; and strategies for repositioning, reinventing, rebranding and restructuring the High Street.

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Working together to save energy

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The final report of the Kingston University Smart Communities project has been published, together with presentations from a conference which was held to launch the report. In broad terms, the Smart Communities findings support the contemporary policy focus on demand-side action, community energy and energy consumption feedback. At the same time, the project highlights the long term and challenging nature of these strategies, and the implications of this for funding. The findings emphasis a lack of energy know-how among householders as a key constraint on change, and identifies ways in which more widespread know-how might be developed.

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DYNAMIX

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DYNAMIX aims to identify dynamic and robust policy mixes that can lead to decoupling the environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth.

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Planning policy for Scotland

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The Scottish Government has published final versions of two of its key planning documents, the National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0045/00453827.pdf . The NPF3 sets out the government’s development priorities and identifies 14 national developments and other strategically important projects. SPP, Scotland’s equivalent of England’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), guides how applications, development plans and appeals should be dealt with.

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Space for architecture

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O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects won the LSE international architectural competition for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre in June 2009. On 16 June 2014, with the building completed and the Student Centre thriving in use, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey discussed the ideas behind their architectural design. A podcast of the event is available online.

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Urban mobility in the smart city age

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This paper explores how we will move from a reactive approach to mobility services, to a proactive model that anticipates future change and takes advantage of new opportunities. This is the first paper in a series on the cornerstones of a smart city, a series which considers how we need to look at cities differently, understand the stakes and the  stakeholders, to invent tomorrow’s cities together.

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