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

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

Visit the School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Gateway to our future: Why the UK needs a new hub airport

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This report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, aims to influence the impending decision by the government’s Airports Commission as to whether London mayor Boris Johnson’s vision for a new airport in the Thames Estuary will remain on a shortlist of airport expansion possibilities. The report claims that having a new airport in the Thames Estuary would support 336,000 jobs around the country in 2050, around a third more than an expanded Heathrow and more than five times as many jobs as an expanded Gatwick airport would provide.

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What is the scope for nature in cities?

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Building on the findings in the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook (CBO) project (www.cbobook.org), jointly led by the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Stockholm Resilience Centre, this Special Issue of Current Conservation has a particular focus on India, one of the most rapidly urbanising nations in the world, and cities in other countries in the southern hemisphere. It presents some examples of the meaning of nature in cities, and challenges and opportunities associated with urban nature conservation.

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East West Rail – Central Section: Conditional outputs statement

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This report by Atkins Consultants, commissioned by the East West Rail Consortium, predicts that revival of an east-west rail link in England, from Oxford to Cambridge, could help to cut congestion on London lines as jobs in the area grow by up to 400,000. The report is the first step towards developing an outline business case for the central section of East West Rail route.

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An illustrated guide to a brighter future

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While addressing climate change is an important goal in its own right, this report and illustrated guide demonstrate, it can also help address some of the greatest economic and social challenges facing our country.

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Greasing the wheels: Improving our bus and rail markets

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Focusing on the relationship between public and private stakes in rail services, and differences between bus services in London and elsewhere, this newly published analysis weighs up the pros and cons of existing policy for both transport markets.

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Unleashing sub-Saharan African property markets

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RICS commissioned this research to help understand the potential role we could play in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the land and resources sector by assessing the potential future demand for services of the built environment profession, by skills, discipline and by size of market. Potential gaps in the industry were identified in terms of the capacity of the industry and the skills offered by the industry. The research found there is significant potential for building professional skills capacity through collaborative working across Sub-Saharan Africa. This research helped RICS to develop its strategy for its future presence in key African markets as well as developing the profession.

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Free UNWTO publications

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This page lists publications from the World Tourism Organization which can be viewed for free.

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Social cleansing and gentrification: the fightback

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This article reports on an “anti-gentrification handbook” which contains detailed advice for estate residents facing imminent redevelopment. It also contains detailed case studies.

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Why haven’t China’s cities learned from America’s mistakes?

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This article from the Guardian newspaper reports on how China’s leaders have imported town planning ideas from the United States, and how replicating the American residential idyll has come with “unexpected headaches”.

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Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

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This article presents some questions and answers about Japan’s policies to bolster the tourism sector ahead of the Olympics.

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