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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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Quality counts 2013/14

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Each year the Homes and Communities Agency undertakes a survey of residents and partner organisations to obtain feedback on the quality and design of homes funded under the Affordable Homes Programme. The survey results are combined with other evidence from project visits to produce quality audits (QAs) of a sample of occupied schemes. The subsequent ‘Quality Counts’ publication highlights key themes from the audits. This Quality Counts report summarises the results of the 2013/14 QAs based on visits to 89 schemes in 75 local authorities and most importantly interviews with 195 residents.

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Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic)

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This consultation focuses on the non-domestic private rented sector regulations that will require eligible properties in the sector to be improved to a specified minimum standard. These regulations must be in force by 1st April 2018.

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Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Domestic)

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This consultation seeks views on the proposed regulations under the Energy Act 2011 to provide tenants with a right to request consent to energy efficiency improvements and a minimum energy efficiency standard for properties in the domestic private rented sector in England and Wales.

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How can we transcend slum urbanism in Africa?

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In this lecture, Edgar Pieterse from the University of Cape Town argues that data about economic incorporation into the labour market and living conditions demonstrate that the majority of African urban dwellers live in conditions of vulnerability, and that economic insecurity reinforces slum living and makes it difficult for states to access sufficient tax revenues to address a variety of urban pressures. Pieterse poses the question: “if we acknowledge this tough reality, how can we formulate policy agendas that can break this cycle of exclusion and injustice?” The lecture provides a macro framework to develop alternative modalities of urban management and governance rooted in ethical values and practical experiences.

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Residential Property Focus

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This report from Savills on the residential property market for the 3rd quarter of 2014 considers the annual cost of housing in the UK.

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Africa and urbanization: Re-imagining Africa’s realities

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Recently the Daily Maverick, a South African newspaper, has published a number of pieces speaking to some of the consequences of urbanisation that often go overlooked by the public. In particular, two articles have risen key insights about service delivery and access in the face of large-scale urbanisation.

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The estates we’re in: Lessons from the front line

Posted on: 26 August 2014
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In this paper the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange argues that the country’s housing estates were ‘nothing short of a national embarrassment’. The paper calls for the establishment of an ‘estates recovery board’ to complement the troubled families programme, the pooling of government funding, and working with police and crime commissioners.

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Housing Zones prospectus

Posted on: 22 August 2014
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This prospectus invites applications for £200 million of government funding to create housing zones to support development on brownfield land.

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A forward looking planning manifesto

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City law firm Addleshaw Goddard has published a manifesto which sets out nine ways it says would streamline and improve the planning system.

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Well-being and the environment

Posted on: 22 August 2014
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Every year, the European Environment Agency seeks to raise awareness around a number of environmental issues through the publication of its annual Signals report. The 2014 issue focuses on the links between our well-being, the economy and the environment.

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