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Not in my back yard: Local people and the planning process

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Councils should set out how they will investigate alleged cases of unauthorised development and make officers’ reports easier to find on their websites, according to a report from the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Rights to light

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The Law Commission has published its final report and draft Bill on rights to light. This followed their consultation on the subject, which ran from 18 February 2013 to 16 May 2013. The Commission sought to investigate whether the law by which rights to light are acquired and enforced provides an appropriate balance between the important interests of landowners and the need to facilitate the appropriate development of land.  It considered how the law might be clarified and examined whether the remedies available to the courts are reasonable, sufficient and proportionate.

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National Systems of Innovation: UN climate technology policy

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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Technology Executive Committee recently convened a meeting on strengthening National Systems of Innovation in developing countries. This is possibly the most positive step forward for efforts under the UNFCCC to date. In this blog post, the author explains why and and provides some key pointers for taking these efforts forward.

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EPCs and mortgages: Demonstrating the link between fuel affordability and mortgage lending

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The study demonstrates for the first time the link between real energy bills and a property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and the impact on the mortgage market.  The study examined the availability of so-called ‘green mortgages in the UK and abroad, which typically offer a financial incentive to encourage homeowners to buy or to work towards greater energy efficiency. But the researchers found no mortgage product that delivers the link between home energy costs and lending amount.

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Future of highways

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This publication explores the forces that are shaping roads, now and in the future: climate change, urbanisation, technological innovation, demographic shifts and the changing behaviours of travellers.

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Transport for growth

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This report provides an overview of how the Institution of Civil Engineers believes that the governance and resources for sub-national transport have held back the potential of our city regions. To resolve this, the report calls on policymakers from all political parties to embrace three overarching recommendations for the next Parliament.

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Community participation in parks development: Two examples from Berlin

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This blog highlights two recent, acclaimed park projects in Berlin which offer different but equally striking stories of public involvement in the development process.

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CityMetric

Posted on: 10 December 2014
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More than half the world’s population now live in a city. By the middle of the century, it’ll be 70%. This site has been established to explore all the topics affecting that growing slice of humanity. Focus is on matters such as infrastructure, governance and the built environment. The content is broken down into five sections: Business: finance, economics, and the corporate world;  Politics: how cities are planned, managed and governed; Transport: planes, trains and automobiles; Skylines: architecture, demographics, and the fabric of the cities around us; Horizons: a place for ideas: past, present, and especially future. The site also keeps tabs on the topics covered most frequently, and lists them in the ‘trending’ section of the menu bar.

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The road to dignity by 2030: Ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet

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The UN Secretary General has released his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The report summarises the development process and content of the Open Working Group’s Sustainable Development Goals to date, and the direction in which the agenda must head.

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Student attitudes towards and skills for sustainable development

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This is the fourth consecutive year in which the survey has been run by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the National Union of Students (NUS). It is part of a longitudinal study into student attitudes towards sustainable development in UK higher education.

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