Project Support Centre

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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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These links were checked on 18 June 2014.

Architecture, Building and Construction

Abacus Construction Index A directory of 2,000 recommended websites and online documents for UK construction professionals. Also covers case studies and newsletters.

ArchDaily ArchDaily was founded in March 2008, as the online source of continuous information for a growing community of thousands of architects searching for the latest architectural news, including projects, products, events, interviews and competitions.

The Architecture Foundation The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture, urbanism and culture. Through its diverse programmes it aims to facilitate international and interdisciplinary exchange, stimulate critical engagement amongst professionals, policy makers and a broad public, and shape the quality of the built environment.

The Association of Researchers in Construction Management The Association of Researchers in Construction Management brings together all those interested in construction management research. Its aim is to further the advancement of knowledge in all aspects of management in construction by supporting education, dissemination and research. Our lively quarterly newsletter keeps members in touch with the latest news from members. The highly acclaimed annual conference brings together researchers from all over the world. Various research workshops provide a means to develop specific subject themes as well as general research methodology. Our publications form a very useful resource for all researchers in this field.

British Institute of Interior Design The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has merged with the Interior Design Association (IDA). The IDA, the business association for designers working in the commercial sector, will be incorporated into the BIID, the Government-recognised professional institute for the interiors sector. This significant merger will create one leading body for interior design that will set national professional standards, promote learning and debate and champion the value of interior design on the national and international stage.

Build Offsite An industry-wide campaigning organisation that promotes greater uptake of offsite techniques by UK construction. Buildoffsite is an alliance of clients, developers, designers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, government, advisors and researchers. buildoffsite champions better construction by acting as a catalyst in the use of offsite across all market sectors. It is the authoritative voice of the offsite industry. It will carry out a number of specific activities for offsite: speak for the industry to all stakeholders demonstrate the business case; set standards for the design, manufacture, and construction process; resolving interfaces; provide an independent, authoritative source of data; and provide a forum for discussion of the benefits and challenges inform and educate construction industry professionals,

Building4change Building4change is an online knowledge hub, dedicated to sustainability issues in the built environment. Recently launched by the BRE Trust, the objective is to advance knowledge, innovation and communication through website and newsletter content. BRE Trust is a registered charity aiming to advance knowledge, innovation and communication in all matters concerning the built environment. While Building4change shares the values of the BRE Trust and draws on its knowledge and experience, our content is independent. Views expressed on this website represent the views of the authors and are not necessarily shared by the BRE Trust.

Building Research Establishment BRE is the UK’s leading centre of expertise on buildings, construction, energy, environment, fire and risk. It provides research-based consultancy, testing and certification services to customers world-wide.

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment CABE started work on 1 September 1999 as a proactive, nationally-based champion for architecture with a role including urban design, education and community involvement and the development of a regional dimension in the promotion of good architecture. It will concentrate its attention on new buildings and projects in England. This is an archive of CABE work as it closed in 2011 and many of its functions transferred to the Design Council.

Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) CIRIA is the construction industry research and information association. Operating across market sectors and disciplines it delivers a programme of business improvement services and research activities for our members and those engaged with the delivery and operation of the built environment.

Construction Information Service The Construction Information Service (CIS) is an expert knowledge tool that delivers key technical information critical to all construction projects in one easy-to-use online package. Developed by IHS and NBS, it provides instant full-text access to current regulations, standards, technical advice and a vast array of related news and briefings. Fully searchable, intelligently classified and constantly updated, it’s an indispensable source of key information, tailored to meet your real needs.

e-architect e-architect is one of the world’s largest architecture websites with around 17,000 pages. The principal difference between e-architect and other architecture sites is that it does not just carry news: on e-architect buildings can be searched by country, city or by type. You can also search for buildings by architect. The website features building news, events, competitions, photos, jobs, awards and products, and a range of building types from houses to skyscrapers, plus major landscape and interior projects.

Green Book Live Green Book Live is a free online database designed to help specifiers and end users identify products and services that can help to reduce their impact on the environment. Green Book Live brings together listings from a number of organisations and delivers comprehensive information on ‘green’ products and services, some approved to stringent environmental requirements and others based on information provided by manufacturers and trade bodies. Green Book Live provides specifiers and end users with an opportunity to select products and services which demonstrate their commitment to environmental best practice. A wide range of products and services, from commercial building products and services to domestic energy efficiency products can be found within Green Book Live.

Institution of Civil Engineers This site contains links to on-line journals, newsletters and briefing sheets. These provide a concise source of information on such issues as the environment, sustainability, best value in local government, transport and land use planning.

Info4study A site for Architecture and Building Services Students which provides a single point of contact for information for use in architecture and building technology studies. Visit the bookshop to buy books on architecture and building technology. The titles are selected from amongst the best sellers list of the Amazon online bookshop. The site also contains links to other useful websites such as trade, research and governmental organisations related to architecture and building technology.

Integrated Environmental Solutions IES was set up to take the power of primarily academic building performance tools and deliver them to the general building market, allowing lean, clean and green building design. We are now arguably the worldwide market leader in this field.

National Building Specification National Building Specification, part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd, offers distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. It has produced specification products for over 30 years, including the recognised national standard specification system for the UK. Specification products cover building construction, engineering services and landscape design.

Red Book Live The Red Book is a world renowned listing of independently certified products or company services, and is the essential reference for those responsible for the design, specification and purchase of fire and security products.

Yorkon Design Innovation Off-site specialist and Portakabin subsidiary, Yorkon, has launched a new web resource for architects and contractors to encourage greater design flexibility and architectural variety in modular construction. The new Design section on the website features: a comprehensive project portfolio to show examples of Yorkon modular buildings, demonstrating the design possibilities, internally and externally, of the Yorkon steel-framed off-site building system; a testimonials section with comments from architects and building users about modular building design and use; sections on roofing, cladding and glazing to show the diversity of design options now available; a downloadable interactive design tool to help architects and contractors work with off-site construction, and produce faster and more accurate project drawings.


ALTER-Net brings together 26 leading institutes from 18 European countries. They share the goal of integrating their research capability to: assess changes in biodiversity, analyse the effect of those changes on ecosystem services and inform the public and policy makers about this at a European scale.
This professional body represents and supports ecologists and  environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. IEEM exists to promote and support the practice of ecology and environmental management for the benefit of people and biodiversity.
Contamlinks is a portal for the contaminated land community in the UK, and anyone else seeking authoritative information about investigation, assessment or remediation of contaminated land.The linked resources include contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment, remediation, contaminated land jobs and training and associated legal, financial and commercial resources.

Government Department covering issues relating to the environment, food, agriculture and rural areas.

Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange)

Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) is an online resource for environmental professionals, researchers and all those with an interest in green issues, bringing together practical information and in-depth yet accessible news. Officially Europe’s biggest environmental website, Edie combines an unparalleled directory of products and services from thousands of specialised companies with an online news service reporting on the latest environmental stories as they break. As well as browsing easy-to-access online news from the UK, Europe and around the world readers can subscribe to a free weekly newsletter delivering the latest articles directly to their inbox. For in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments in the growing environmental sector, monthly special reports offer expert opinion on the key issues of the day. The edie job centre holds a wealth of opportunities in the sector.

Environment Agency

Presents news, information, research and data about the environment of England and Wales, particularly in respect of pollution, waste management and flood control. The site proposes to hold downloadable environmental education worksheets aimed at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, and case studies for degree students.

The Environment and Gender Index

The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) monitors gender equality and women’s empowerment in the environmental arena. The EGI provides the first quantitative data on governments’ performance translating the gender and environment mandates in the three Rio Conventions and CEDAW into national policy and planning. The resulting information will help policymakers, civil society, and others evaluate progress and identify where the gaps lie in achieving gender equality in the environmental context.

Environmental Protection UK

Environmental Protection UK is leading a coalition of health, environment and transport charities that has launched a national campaign to tackle the public health threat from air pollution.

Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

Part of the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Knowledge Transfer Network programme, the Environmental Sustainability KTN (ESKTN) is the result of a merger between the previous Environmental and Resource Efficiency KTNs. The ESKTN officially came into existence on the 1st September 2009 and is now the primary KTN supporting the Technology Strategy Board’s Environmental Sustainability Key Application Area.

European Centre for Nature Conservation

The European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) is established in 1993 with the purpose to further European nature conservation by bridging gap between science and policy. ECNC has become a renowned expertise centre offering support to the development, review and implementation of European nature conservation policies. ECNC’s aims to assist in integrating nature conservation into the daily actions and decision-making of the general public, policy makers and experts. ECNC considers nature conservation to be an integral part of a sustainable society and economy.

European Climate Forum

The European Climate Forum (ECF) is a platform for joint studies and science-based stakeholder dialogues on climatic change. ECF brings together representatives of different parties concerned with the climate problem. The core activity of the Forum is to define and carry out joint studies; these provide arguments for long-term climate mitigation and adaptation policies leading ultimately towards a sustainable development path.

European Commission: Environment

This European Commission page provides links to legislation, policy areas, funding opprtunities, publications, key speeches and press releases on European envirinmental issues.

European Environment Agency

Provides access to data sets used in EEA periodical reports. The data sets contain aggregated data, typically on a country level, with a geographical overage of at least the 15 EU Member States. Graphs and, in the future, maps can be generated from the data sets. Information about the source of each data set and its geographical and temporal coverage is provided. The Directory of Information Resources is the EEA’s official directory of authoritative information (EEA publications, EIONET partners, environmental legislation, etc). Environmental management concepts and sustainable development is an extranet service and an information clearinghouse for NGOs, research groups, businesses and private enterprises in general. The State of the Environment Reports Information System includes documentation of environment reports in European countries. The STAR (Sustainability Targets and Reference Database) is an inventory of current environmental policy targets and sustainability reference values (SRVs) which apply in the EEA member countries.

Friends of the Earth

This site contains links to local, national and international campaigns to protect the environment. Also has links to the Sustainable Development Research Unit which undertakes research and policy development which allows Friends of the Earth to identify and oppose environmental problems, expose those responsible, propose solutions and empower personal and political action.

Landscape Character Network

The Landscape Character Network (LCN) is an informal network with a dual focus on Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and the European Landscape Convention (ELC). LCA is an important tool for enhancing local distinctiveness and promoting sustainable development. The ELC is the first international agreement on landscape, devoted to the protection, management and planning of all landscapes in Europe. The network is open to anyone with an interest in landscape.

Natural Environment Research Council

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge transfer in the environmental sciences. Its work covers the full range of atmospheric, earth, biological, terrestrial and aquatic sciences, from the deep oceans to the upper atmosphere, and from the poles to the equator.Its mission is to gather and apply knowledge, create understanding and predict the behaviour of the natural environment and its resources, and communicate all aspects of our work. Publications include magazines, leaflets, briefing notes and brochures which give excellent insights into some of the big environmental issues – climate change, natural hazards, sustainable use of this planet’s resources, biodiversity and pollution.

Natural History Museum: Biodiverity

Provides information on UK biodiversity.

Science for Environment Policy

Science for Environmental Policy (SfEP) provides an information service on the latest policy-relevant environmental findings in Europe. SfEP is a news and information service published by the European Commission’s DG Environment. Its aim is to help the policy-maker keep up-to-date with the latest environmental research findings needed to design, implement and regulate effective policies. SfEP publishes both weekly News Alerts and monthly Thematic Issues.

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is an independent advisory body established by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 1995. Its areas of interest include: biodiversity and biosafety, land degradation, international waters, climate change and ozone.  The panel is responsible for providing the GEF with objective, strategic scientific and technical advice on GEF policies, operational strategies, programs and on projects and programmatic approaches. The panel is also tasked with maintaining a database of institutions, networks and individual scientists who can provide the necessary expertise and advice to the GEF.  



CIVITAS (CIty-VITAlity-Sustainability) is an EU-funded project which supports and evaluates the implementation of ambitious integrated sustainable urban transport strategies that should make a real difference for the welfare of the European citizen. The project, which started in 2002, is now in its third phase of projects, covering the period 2008-2012.

Committee of the Regions

The Committee of the Regions is an advisory assembly of the European Union composed of 222 representatives of local and regional authorities. The Committee of the Regions aims to defend the subsidiarity principle, which says that decisions should be taken at the level of authority that can act most effectively. This means that the Union should only adopt measures that Member States acting alone cannot carry out properly, and that Member States should allow local and regional authorities to act when they can do so more effectively. The members of the COR are responsible both for providing the other European institutions with the local and regional point of view on Union proposals and for informing their citizens about the community policies that are decided and administered by the European Union. The Committee’s consultative works Directorate is organised in seven Commissions, whose responsibility is to support the preparation of Committee of the Regions Opinions (COR) on the proposals of the European Commission.Contains copies of the bi-monthly newsletter, press information, regional news and details of publications.

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service. CORDIS is an important source on EU research and development programmes and relevant matters. It can help facilitate participation in EU funded research programmes, find partners, and transfer innovative ideas. The site contains daily news, helps identify suitable research partners and contains details projects carried out under EU programmes. It also holds a number of official EU documents and a listing of official contact points for information on research and development matters. The site also holds the ERGO (European Research Gateway On-line) database which provides a gateway to national research and development information services.


The CONCERTO initiative, launched by the European Commission , is a Europe wide initiative proactively addressing the challenges of creating a more sustainable future for Europe’s energy needs. Today, there are a total of 45 communities in 18 projects, each working to deliver the highest possible level of self-supply of energy.

Council of European Municipalities and Regions

The Council of European Municipalities was founded in Geneva in 1951 by a group of European mayors; later, it opened its ranks to the regions and became the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. Today, it is the largest organisation of local and regional government in Europe; its members are regional associations of towns, municipalities and regions from over 30 countries. Together these associations represent some 100,000 local and regional authorities. CEMR works to promote a united Europe that is based on local and regional self government and democracy. To achieve this goal it endeavours to shape the future of Europe by enhancing the local and regional contribution, to influence European law and policy, to exchange experience at local and regional level and to cooperate with partners in other parts of the world.

ELTIS: European Local Transport Information System

This EU web portal provides information on local urban transport and mobility issues. The portal includes a range of information and resources useful to local authorities. The aim of ELTIS is to provide information and support a practical transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban and regional transport in Europe. It should give the user the opportunity to explore best practices from European cities and regions, to search for specific transport solutions and to be informed about the state of the art in a given transport application. In turn this should help create a more sustainable living environment, one which provides greater accessibility and mobility to its inhabitants.

EURLEX: Access to European Union law

EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public. The contents of the site amount to some 2 815 000 documents with texts dating back to 1951. The database is updated daily and every year around 12 000 documents are added.


EUROCITIES is the network, established in 1986, of some 100 major cities from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States (NIS). EUROCITIES wants to ensure that urban affairs are placed high on the European Union?s policy agenda and help make citizens’ voices heard. The work involves lobbying, sharing expertise, setting up innovative projects, monitoring progress, raising awareness and issuing publications.

European Commission Central Library

This is one of the main sources of information on European Union policies.

European Commission Contracts and Grants

The European Commission allocates part of the EU budget to companies and organisations in the form of calls for tender, grants or funds and other financing programmes.

European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom

This is the London office of the European Commission. It provides a great deal of information on EU-related events and sources of EU information in the UK. The site also contains a weekly summary of developments in the European Union together with an extensive list of useful web links.

European Council of Spatial Planners

It is an umbrella association providing its members with a common framework for planning practice, planning education, continuing professional development and the definition of professional responsibilities. ECTP sets standards of education and conduct for the planning profession; identifies, celebrates and rewards examples of good planning all over Europe, and engages in dialogue with local, national and European government.

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

The Foundation is a European Agency, one of the first to be established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. Specifically, it was set up by the European Council to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.

European Institute of Cultural Routes

The Council of Europe entrusted the Institute to follow up the already elected routes, to co-ordinate and provide technical aid to networks, in particular in their development in Central and Eastern Europe, to initiate new proposals as well as to disseminate information and set up a database that will constitute the memory of the programme of the cultural routes.

European Network of Local and Regional Authorities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention

The European Network of Local and Regional Authorities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (RECEP-ENELC) is an international association of local and regional authorities promoting the implementation of the European Landscape Convention continent-wide. It was established in 2006, under the aegis of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. RECEP-ENELC is part of Eurolandscape, a network gathering universities, civil society and territorial public authorities in support of the Convention. Moreover, it contributes, as a Partner Organisation, to the monitoring process of the Convention carried out in the framework of the Council of Europe. The website is designed to provide an up-to-date overview on the European Landscape Convention and its implementation at local, regional, national and international level.

European Parliament

Provides information on the history, organisation, powers and responsibilities of the European Parliament together with up-to-date information on the legislative programme and access to basic documents.

European Spatial Planning: Adapting to Climate Change Events (ESPACE)

This EU-funded project recommends how adaptation to climate change can be incorporated into the spatial planning system. Part I represents the ESPACE outputs and final strategy from work carried out between September 2003 and June 2007. Part II will look at work carried out between July 2007 and July 2008, building on Part I by examining the barriers to implementing policies on the ground.

European Spatial Planning Observation Network (EPSON)

The ESPON 2013 Programme, the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion, was adopted by the European Commission on 7 November 2007.The mission of the ESPON 2013 Programme is to: Support policy development in relation to the aim of territorial cohesion and a harmonious development of the European territory by (1) providing comparable information, evidence, analyses and scenarios on territorial dynamics and (2) revealing territorial capital and potentials for development of regions and larger territories contributing to European competitiveness, territorial cooperation and a sustainable and balanced development”.

European Spatial Planning Research & Information Database

ESPRID, based at Newcastle University, is a web-based Information Source for researchers and policy-makers concerned with Strategic Spatial Planning in a European context. It contains material from academic books and journals, policy reports, plans and policy statements, databases and websites. It also includes information on relevant experts. It has been designed to be particularly helpful to those involved in INTERREG programmes and ESPON 2006, and to those developing spatial strategies across Europe.

European Union

This site provides the main gateway to information on the European Union, providing access to press releases and to the home pages of the European institutions. It also provides access by subject to legal instruments in force, legislative activity in progress, implementation of common policies, EU grants and loans, statistics and publications.

European Urban Knowledge Network

The European Urban Knowledge Network facilitates the exchange of demand-driven knowledge and experience on urban issues. EUKN supports policy makers and practitioners across Europe in developing effective urban policy and to promote the vitality of Europe’s towns and cities. 17 EU Member States, EUROCITIES, the URBACT Programme and the European Commission participate in EUKN.
European Urban Research Association

The European Urban Research Association (EURA) was launched at an international conference held in Brussels in September 1997. The aims of EURA are: to provide a forum for people from different disciplines and policy backgrounds to exchange information about findings from research on towns and cities as the basis for closer cooperation; to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-national approaches to research in and education for urban and regional studies as a professional and academic field; and to bridge the gap between academic, professional and policy interests, inform public debate and improve the quality of urban policy.


Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities has made all its data and publications available free of charge on the Internet.

Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas (METREX)

METREX, the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas, provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience on metropolitan affairs, and joint action on issues of common interest. The Network has members from some 50 metropolitan regions and areas and partners in many others. METREX contributes the metropolitan dimension to policies, programmes and projects on a European scale. The Network is a partner of European institutions, the research community, governmental organisations and other networks.


URBACT, a Community Initiative Programme facilitates the networking between cities from all the Member States around three larger objectives:

  • Develop transnational exchanges between URBAN I and URBAN II cities, those cities having benefitted from an Urban Pilot Project, and all cities with more than 20.000 inhabitants in the New Member States of the Union.
  • Draw lessons from the analysis of their experiences, policies implemented locally and propose innovative approaches to those difficult issues.
  • Disseminate towards the actors in all European cities the experiences in those different areas, the lessons learned and the resulting proposals for approach.
The website constitutes the prime platform of exchange between cities, the presentation of analytical summaries of examples of practice, the process of capitalisation and the principal tool of their dissemination.
Urban Europe is a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI). Its main aim is to coordinate research and make better use of Europe’s public funds in order to: Transform urban areas to centres of innovation and technology; Realise eco-friendly and intelligent intra- en interurban transport and logistic systems; Ensure social cohesion and integration; Reduce the ecological footprint and enhance climate neutrality. JPI is an initiative of European countries. The currently participating countries are: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.  Through JPI Urban Europe, countries can generate European solutions by means of coordinated research. The aim is to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas, in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive. All participating countries are working together on a joint programme to propose to the European Commission.


Access All Areas

Access All Areas, described as the UK event industry’s leading magazine, has been published for more than 19 years. It is read by more than 23,500 decision makers, including corporate, charity and local authority event managers, event management companies, event organisers, festival organisers, production managers, and promoters. 

Association of Festival Organisers

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.
The Association of Independent Festivals is a non-profit trade association created to represent UK independent music festivals. The aim is to help the businesses of our individual members, and help the needs of the independent festival sector.
The Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations sets out to:  promote agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows and other events; encourage and share best practice between agricultural societies and related organisations; and encourage and support education across the full spectrum of agriculture, horticulture and the countryside through shows, conferences, projects and initiatives.
This page provides links to information resources, organised under subjects associated with the creation, delivery and evaluation of special events.
Promoting Britain as a world class destination for events of all types, Britain for Events focuses on every aspect of “events” from live music and sport, festivals and cultural events to meetings and conferences, incentive travel, product launches, exhibitions and trade shows.
The British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA) is the trade body that represents the majority of professional firework display companies in the United Kingdom. The Association is committed to maintaining high standards amongst its members, whose activities include the manufacture, importation, sale, transportation, training and use of display fireworks both by members of the public and professionals.
The Business Visits & Events Partnership is an umbrella organisation representing leading trade and professional organisations, government agencies and other significant influencers in the business visits and events sector.
The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies was founded in 2000. The knowledge generated by the Centre’s groundbreaking work on projects in the UK and overseas has been utilised to improve safety at a wide range of events.
Formed in the UK in 1986, the Concert Promoters Association works to promote the interests of its members; and to represent them at a national level both to the public, and to other organisations, such as UK Music, the Office of Fair Trading, the Home Office, and the Departure of Culture, Media & Sport.
Etherlive is a specialist event IT company based in Wiltshire, designing, implementing and supporting both temporary and permanent IT solutions for the events industry.
This is the industry-leading trade association for the event hire industry. It serves over 900 members across the world, providing insurance services, legal advice, training, publicity, safety checks, leaflets, lobbying and much more.
The eventIMPACTS Toolkit is intended to provide organisers and supporters of public events with some key guidance and good practice principles for evaluating the economic, social, environmental and media-related impacts associated with their event.
The Events Industry Forum is an informal group made up of trade and professional bodies from all sectors of the UK events industry.
Event Industry News (EIN) is an online event magazine that provides the latest news to the events industry.  EIN is read by organisers, promoters, event management and production companies, suppliers, experiential agencies, the corporate sector, local government and organisations that host exhibitions and conferences. These events can be anything from a regional conference or major outdoor festival to a local authority event or awards ceremony.
Videos are available on this website which disseminates news on the events industry.
The Event Services Association (TESA) was launched in May 1990 and represents organisers, promoters and suppliers involved in the event industry throughout the UK, particularly those involved with outdoor events.
EventScotland is Scotland’s national events agency, part of VisitScotland. The site aims to  keep you up to date on how EventScotland is attracting, generating and sustaining a portfolio of world class events in Scotland.
Hire Space lets you find and book London venues for free. From affordable community spaces and meeting rooms to unique event spaces, Hire Space makes finding a venue quick and easy.
HTA provides benefits and services nationwide for the hire industry and users of hire equipment alike.
ISAN is a leading national membership organisation for the strategic development of Outdoor Arts.  It aims to develop the Outdoor Arts sector through networking, lobbying, information-sharing, training, research and advocacy support and advice for our members. We also provide general sector services. We represent 100 members comprising artists, producers, presenters, promoters and support agencies working in Outdoor Arts in the UK and Ireland.
Described as the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
ICCA represents the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events and comprises over 800 members companies and organisations in 80 countries worldwide. This website is designed to meet the needs of both ICCA members and international meeting planners, and is part of ICCA’s commitment to create a dynamic international community for the meetings industry where long-term business relationships will develop and prosper.
This tourism industry site is delivered in partnership with the world’s leading publishers, events and industry associations.
The International Special Events Society is the place for event industry professionals that are passionate about networking, knowledge and event inspiration.
Provides superb meetings and events facilities and award-winning catering in more than 100 stunning unique and unusual venues across the UK & Ireland.
LAEOG UK is the only events association run by local authorities for events organisers working within local authorities. LAEOG UK has attracted great interest from employees within local authorities who undertake event management. Anybody that is employed by a local authority and has a remit to do events within their role is eligible to join.
Meeting Professionals International, the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, believes in the unequalled power of events and human connections to advance organizational objectives.
This is described as the event industry’s number one portal, published by CAT Publications, specialists in the international events industry since 1987.
The National Outdoor Events Association is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association.  The association is dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry through education, networking, lobbying, advice and creating business opportunities.  The NOEA membership is comprised of event suppliers, event production professionals, event and festival organisers, entertainment agencies, local authority events departments, venues, universities and freelancers.   National
The NTET aspires to be the Organisation of Choice for the vintage steam enthusiast, engine owner or driver and events organiser working together to meet a common aim, Preserving our Heritage in Steam on the Road.
The Nationwide Caterers Association is the Nationally recognised trade association for mobile catering, outside catering, event and street food catering. We also represent a wide range of hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants. 
PSE and its members actively promote ‘Best Practice’ throughout the portable sanitation industry and in order to support this policy PSE has instigated the National Sanitation Qualification scheme for quality assurance.
Positive Impact’s vision is an event sector inspired to have a positive impact on its economic, environmental and social surroundings.
The PSA is a collection of the best live event service companies, technicians and designers. Our members support our work to set, raise and maintain standards in the sector.
Skiddle is the UK’s largest What’s On Guide and one of the largest primary ticket agencies. We list events and sell tickets for tens of thousands of events throughout the UK whilst enabling our users to book hotels and restaurants so they can plan out their perfect night out. Established in May 2001, has become one of the UK’s market leading live events websites delivering competition beating, technology lead solutions from the very beginning.
UFI is the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and fairground owners, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.  UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support its members and the exhibition industry worldwide.
The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) was formed in 2001 to represent the interests of key commercial organisations whose primary business is providing crowd management and event security services. The organisation meets three times a year and provides a forum for all members to address the emerging challenges facing the industry.
Unique Venues of London  was established in 1993, as a membership organisation of 18 unique and specialist properties within the capital. Now, with 81 member venues from across the industry, the organisation is in an excellent position to comment on market trends and other issues on behalf of both its members and all London based venues. The organisation has the support of London & Partners, VisitBritain and the London Mayor, who all take an active interest in the group’s activity.


24dash is the UK’s most up-to-date Social Housing and Local Government news website, featuring original and exclusive content written by our team of professional journalists combined with press releases loaded direct by housing associations, local authorities, charities and other relevant organisations.


Building and Social Housing Foundation


The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) is an independent research organisation that promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing through collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

Cecodhas Housing Europe

CECODHAS, the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing, is a non-profit making organisation. Formed in 1988, its key objectives are to: Promote the work of social housing organisations in the European Union; foster the continuous exchange of ideas and experience among its members; provide an information service for its members; promote good practice through conferences, seminars, reports and other activities; monitor developments in European Community law; provide its members with improved access to European funding; and campaign for the right to a decent home for all Europeans.

Centre for Housing Policy

The Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) was established in 1990 at the University of York with the aim of being a centre of excellence in policy relevant housing research. The Centre is committed to a research focus which explores the relationship between a wide range of housing issues and other aspects of social policy. Research in the Centre is organised around six research themes: homelessness and access to housing; health and community care; the interaction of housing and welfare provision; the funding, management, use and outcomes of rented housing; the changing nature of home ownership; and housing issues for young people and children.

Chartered Institute of Housing

The Chartered Institute of Housing is a professional association dedicated to helping to raise the standards of housing management. It is a UK based charity whose purpose is to take a leading role in encouraging and promoting the provision and management of good quality, affordable housing for all. The site provides access to press releases and a useful set of links.

Good Homes Alliance

The Good Homes Alliance is a group of housing developers, building professionals and sustainability experts whose aim is to build and promote sustainable homes and communities, and to transform the whole of mainstream UK house building into a sustainable endeavour.


HACT is a social enterprise seeking to influence and change the affordable housing sector, but doing so in ways which generate income and are financially sustainable. A key focus is on helping housing providers build stronger neighbourhoods and resilient communities.

HomeOwners Alliance

The HomeOwners Alliance champions the interests of Britain’s homeowners and aspiring homeowners. It is a membership organisation, acting as the voice of homeowners in the media, lobbying for the interests of homeowners and aspiring homeowners in government, and campaigning against bad practices in industry.

Homewise: Without space and light

A RIBA campaign to help achieve homes that are fit for today and will last into the future.

Homes and Commmunities Agency

The role of this organisation, created from the amalgamation of the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships, is to create opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places. It provides funding for affordable housing, bring land back into productive use and improve quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.

Housing Association Building and Maintenance

Housing Association Building & Maintenance is devoted to building product specifiers in the housing association market. Readers include architects, surveyors, housing managers, main contractors, maintenance professionals and those involved with development and planning.

Housing Net

Housingnet is a social housing data collection and distribution web site. It sells the data it collects to interested parties. This website contains general information, contact data & housing stock figures for every RSL (Housing Association) and Local Authority in the UK.

Housing News

Housing News is a daily newsletter for the social housing sector which goes out across eight different regions.

Million Homes Million Lives

Million Homes, Million Lives is a not-for-profit company which aims to work with housing associations, councils, investors and property specialists to bring to life the ambition to deliver a housing market that everyone can be part of.

National Housing Federation

The website of the National Housing Federation allowing access to the monthly housing policy bulletin and weekly journal, Housing Today. Also has links to publications and details of forthcoming events together with a range of useful links.

National Housing Federation: An ambition to deliver

The National Housing Federation is bringing the sector together to think about its long-term future, to answer these questions and more, and work towards a vision. To facilitate this, and to separate it clearly from the Federation’s usual work, the Federation has created HotHouse, a distinct identity for all its futures thinking activity.  Beginning with the Towards a Vision project, HotHouse will be the space over the coming years for conversations about the long-term future for housing associations.

Tenant Participation Advisory Service

The Tenant Participation Advisory Service for England is a national non-profit making organisation that provides information, advice, training, consultancy, seminars and conferences on all aspects of involving tenants in their housing management. While much of the information is only available to members, there is a very useful library datatbase of reports and journals ; set of useful links; and access to a bulletin board and live chat.

Local Government

Local Government Association

The Local Government Association provides information on the major issues affecting local government, details of current LGA activities and policies, and provides enhanced distribution of LGA papers. LGA member authorities have access to a range of added value features in the ‘members access’ site. This is a very useful site which is continually being updated and allows access to a large amount of useful information on best value, modernising local government, tourism, economic development, housing, transport, finance, regeneration, the regions, health, asylum seekers and social exclusion.

Local Government Information Unit

The Local Government Information Unit is an independent research and lobbying organisation dedicated to promoting local democracy. The website brings together information on events, networks and publications produced by the Unit and its partners. There are a number of different ways in which the services of the Local Government Information Unit can be accessed ? through affiliation or subscription.

London Councils

London Councils is a cross-party organisation, funded and run by its member authorities to work on behalf of them all, regardless of political persuasion.

New Local Government Network

Established as a network of key opinion formers eager to discuss new ideas across the local government sector, NLGN is a dynamic and independent think tank committed to promoting the decentralisation of power, public service reform, enhancing local governance and empowering communities. Through expert research and our diverse networks it seeks to influence the political and policy agenda.

Oultwood Provides an index to local government websites in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Official Publications

Legislation Gov UK

This website is managed by

The National Archives

on behalf of HM Government. Publishing all UK legislation is a core part of the remit of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), part of The National Archives, and the Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland.

United Kingdom Parliament

Provides news of what’s on in Parliament and links to Bills and publications of Select Committees. Also information on the House of Lords and House of Commons.


This site provides the most comprehensive point of reference for UK government news with live feeds from over 150 departments and agencies, including: personally filtered e-mail alert service delivering up-to-the-minute notification of relevant UK government announcements direct to your desktop; selection by department, agency, key words or key phrases; immediate, daily or weekly delivery options.In addition to the main Wired-GOV alerting service, optional extras can be delivered including a weekly newsletter roundup, periodic Special Reports and a full events calendar. This service is free to the UK public sector under the terms of the Government contract, Wired-GOV is delivered at no cost to all UK public sector subscribers. Simply register and your account will go live immediately.

Planning, urban design and regeneration


Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

AESOP is a network of universities and university departments that teach and conduct research within the field of urban and regional planning.


Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments

The Centre, based at the University of the West of England, aims to develop understanding of how to achieve places that are environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically competitive. We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers interested in the planning, design, use and governance of places at different scales.


Forum for Neighbourhood Planning

This website is for people who want to share experiences around neighbourhood planning, which gives local communities new powers to shape their areas and was introduced by the Localism Act 2011.

Global Planners Network

Through a collaboration of the international planning profession, the Global Planners Network aims to contribute to the creation and maintenance of inclusive, safe, healthy and sustainable human settlements.


International Federation for Housing and Planning

The International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) is a world-wide network of professional institutions and individuals of many signatures active in the broad fields of housing, urban development and planning. With a main focus on sustainabledevelopment, the Federation organises a wide range of activities and creates opportunities for the international exchange of knowledge and experience in these professional fields. By this exchange, its aim is to promote mutual learning and inspiration, and generate new ideas amongst professionals in order to equip them to find the best local solutions to the global challenges facing housing and planning today.


International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP)

A global association of experienced, professional planners. Founded in 1965 with a vision of bringing together recognised and highly qualified planners in an international network. We have members from over 70 countries. We are a non-governmental organisation, recognised by the United Nations and the Council of Europe and with a consultative status with UNESCO.


Neighbourhood Planning Hub

The Neighbourhood Planning Hub is an online space where people developing a Neighbourhood Plan and engaging in neighbourhood planning can network together, share ideas and gain peer to peer support.


Planning Advisory Service

The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) aims to facilitate self-sustaining change and improvement in the local authority planning sector. PAS helps councils provide faster, fairer, more efficient and better quality services. PAS is funded by the ODPM and is part of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). Building on the IDeA’s work in the local government sector, PAS supports local planning authorities throughout England to develop both their capacity and capability to deliver services and the best possible outcomes for their communities.


Planning and building
Provides a link to publications on government policies on planning and building.
Planning Portal
The Planning Portal is the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
Planning Practice Guidance
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a planning practice guidance web-based resource. This was accompanied by a Written Ministerial Statement which includes a list of the previous planning practice guidance documents cancelled when this site was launched. For the first time, planning practice guidance is now available entirely online in a usable and accessible way. Important information for any user of the planning system previously only published in separate documents can now be found quickly and simply. You can link easily between the National Planning Policy Framework and relevant planning practice guidance, as well as between different categories of guidance. Planning practice guidance will be updated as needed and you can sign up for email alerts on any changes, or view these revisions on the site.
A newly updated and redesigned website will allow planners and councillors across England access to information and resources to aid their work and decision-making in relation to the development of renewable energy projects .Developed in cooperation with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), the website covers issues such as wind, biomass, solar power and waste-to-energy. As well as including links and documents, the updated website includes new sections for Briefing Notes, Technical Notes and Case Studies. Information about the Expert Support Network, which was trialled earlier in the year, is also contained on the site. The results of the trial are currently being examined to see whether there is an opportunity it could continue long-term.
Established in 2003, the site is the online home for leading sector titles Planning andRegeneration & Renewal.
Provides access to papers presented at the annual Planning Summer Schools.

RUDI is a multimedia Internet resource for teaching, research and professional activity in urban design and its related disciplines. This is a subscription service from 1 February 2002. Urban design in this context includes the physical design, management, planning and use of buildings and landscape in terms of their relationship to public and open space. The service gathers and re-publishes multimedia material contributed by professional bodies, practitioners, academics and students. It also researches and creates new resources. Editorial policy focuses on examples of good practice in urban design, and aims to contribute to a better built environment. Much of the collection contains materials unique to RUDI. It contains documents that are reaching a public audience for the first time, as well as important works now out of print. These include: case studies, design guidance, articles and papers, abstracts from urban design journals and bibliographies.


Royal Town Planning Institute

Provides information on careers, policy statements, events, publications, news, press releases and planning advice from the planners’ professional body.



Sapling is the Architecture, Planning & Landscape INformation Gateway – a global gateway for information and a forum for its exchange. It features over 800 reviewed links to architecture, planning and landscape-related websites, plus an events listing, news headlines, bookstore and forums.


The Town and Country Planning Association

Includes news, details of publications and events, policy documents and links.


University of Nottingham, Institute of Urban Planning

This comprehensive bibliographies were designed primarily for use by students taking modules taught by Hugh McClintock in the Institute of Urban Planning, School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, U.K. The lists particularly focus on items on planning in England (and especially the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire areas) rather than other parts of the UK, although some important items from Wales and Scotland are also included. Several of the reading lists contain a specific section on (other) European / International material. With the retirement of Hugh McClintock from Nottingham University in June 2006 the ongoing management of the online planning resource has been taken over by RUDI.


Urban Futures

Urban Futures is a unique research effort that seeks to establish and test alternative future scenarios, providing insights into the potential sustainability impact of today’s urban regeneration decisions. Urban Futures is a four year research project which started in May 2008, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project consortium is led by the University of Birmingham and includes the University of Exeter, Lancaster University and Birmingham City University.


The WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Policy

The central purpose of the Centre is to promote healthy and sustainable settlements through research, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications. We work closely with municipalities, planning consultancies and health authorities in Britain as well as with the wider WHO Healthy Cities network of Europe. The Centre is recognised as a leader in the emerging field of healthy urban planning.



British Council for Shopping Centres

BCSC embraces the retail property industry in all shopping formats (high street, shopping centre, retail parks) and all locations (in town, edge of town, out of town). Relevant to public sector and private sector (retail and property) members, it combines a valuable internal forum with an authoritative and collective voice on behalf of its members.

Estates Gazette Interactive

This site contains the full text of the ‘Estates Gazette’ weekly journal dating back to 1986. It offers a daily news service on developments in the property market. In addition it holds a full set of links to other sites providing information on the property market, including the major chartered surveyors.

Project Support Centre: property market reports

This page provides links to a number of useful websites.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The UK forum for professionals in land, property and construction dealing with market analysis, public policy issues, technical guidance, ideas and views. The site includes information on publications, careers, courses, events, research, and responses to Government documents.. Also holds copies of ‘ Chartered Surveyor Monthly’, the official journal of the RICS, containing all the latest news and list of websites relevant to the profession.

Sustainable Development

Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments

The Centre, based at the University of the West of England, undertakes research and consultancy on contemporary issues in spatial planning and urban design. It aims to produce an evidence and knowledge base that is useful to other scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Members of the Centre specialise in four interrelated themes: UK and European spatial planning; Economic development and urban regeneration; Sustainable communities; Inclusive planning and design.

Competence Center Environment and Sustainability

The CCES establishes a new thinking and priority setting based on sound scientific and engineering knowledge to integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs within the next ten years. CCES provides the scientific and structural basis for this integration in Switzerland and as a global player. It is the mission of CCES: to identify the relevant questions before they become problems and to provide appropriate answers to foster the sustainable development of our future society while minimizing the impact on the environment; to achieve excellence in education and research and focus research and applications on themes crucial for our future, ranging from climate and environmental changes to food safety, sustainable land use, natural resources and the management of natural risks; and to facilitate the integration of the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs.

Development Planning Unit

The Development Planning Unit conducts world-leading research and postgraduate teaching that helps to build the capacity of national governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. It is part of The Bartlett: UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.


Energie-Cités is an Association of European Municipalities which promotes sustainable local energy policies: energy efficiency, promotion of renewable energy, protection of the urban environment.

Environmental Portal

This site, launched by Ecological Enterprises, claims to be the Internet’s most comprehensive resource, linking and providing full text search capabilities for the entire contents of over 3,000 reviewed Internet sites related to environmental sustainability. The site tracks the latest environmental news stories which are updated several times daily.
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Community
The aim of this resource, hosted by the Improvement and Development Agency, is to act as a portal for information on local sustainability. Through the resource users can access a range of information from high-level policy and programmes to resources, links and case studies. This resource is structured around the key themes within the sustainability field.
European Sustainable Development Network
The mission of the European Sustainabnle Development Network is to help improve national SD strategy processes in Europe and to assist in the delivery of the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) by facilitating a continuous exchange of experiences between the relevant national key actors.
Future Earth
Future Earth is a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20.
Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network provides tools and programs that can help countries thrive in a resource-constrained world. More than ever, decision-makers are employing Ecological Footprint accounting to manage their ecological capital, both now and for the future. These programs help decision-makers recognize the impact of ecological overshoot on their own policies, investments and projects, and demonstrate that it is both in their interest and within their power to turn the tide. By proving to national governments, finance institutions, and international development agencies that they can be more successful if they operate within nature’s budget, Global Footprint Network aims to foster a more stable and prosperous future.
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is an association of local governments dedicated to the prevention and solution of local, regional, and global environmental problems through local action. Over 300 cities, towns, counties, and their associations from around the world are Members of the Council. ICLEI’s mission is to build and support a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global environmental conditions through the cumulative impact of local actions. One of ICLEI’s fundamental “core” services to its Members is to serve as an information clearinghouse on local environmental initiatives. ICLEI has performed this service through the publication of newsletters, a case study series, and a variety of technical manuals on topics ranging from financing energy efficiency projects to solid waste management to the use of municipal economic instruments to increase environmental performance. Much of this information is available on-line.

International Making Cities Livable Council

The International Making Cities Livable Council is an interdisciplinary, international network of individuals and cities dedicated to making our cities and communities more livable.

London 21

London 21 is a London-wide network committed to promoting sustainable activities in the community. The Network is a ‘space or ‘channel’ through which network users can meet, interact, find mutual support and have access to information, form partnerships and so on. It is a neutral place where people can enjoy the sense of being part of a learning city. It includes contact details for over 900 groups working on environment issues in London; links to LA21 documents produced by London boroughs; and a conferencing service. This is a tool for increasing communication, disseminating information, and building community. It is used to promote discussion for developing projects, hold virtual meetings, or provide information and support to volunteers, students and activists. It is hoped that with widespread participation, London 21 conferencing can become an essential destination for a variety of people to find out and contribute to discussions and projects which look to make London a more sustainable city.

Northern Alliance for Sustainability

ANPED, The Northern Alliance for Sustainability, is a democratic network that links NGOs and voluntary organisations in all parts of the Northern hemisphere, including North America, Western Europe, Central-Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. ANPED works to promote sustainable societies worldwide by supporting grassroots activity and participatory democracy and linking NGOs who share its aims, which are: to link activities, exchange information and skills on issues of sustainable development and participatory democracy. ANPED brings together groups working on environment, development and health.

One Planet Living

One Planet Living (OPL) is a joint initiative, launched by WWF and BioRegional Development Group, which aims to provide easy, affordable and attractive alternatives to achieve a higher quality of life within the planet’s natural capacity. Building on a number of products and services developed by BioRegional Development Group that reduce significantly our ecological footprint, and WWF’s global reputation as the world’s leading independent environmental network. OPL plays to the unique strengths of its parent organisations. Notably, OPL builds on the achievements of projects such as BedZED (BioRegional’s Beddington Zero fossil Energy Development), WWF-UK’s One Million Sustainable Homes Campaign and WWF International’s Living Planet Report. It also builds on the work of both organisations to promote the concepts of sustainable development and ecological footprinting.

Stockholm Environment Institute

SEI is an independent international research institute, engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years. The Institute was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2009. SEI has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development. Its goal is to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy.

Sustainable Development in Government

Outlines the Government’s approach to sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Research Network

The SDR-Network is sponsored by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) Sustainable Development Unit, and coordinated by the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) Environment Group in association with the Centre for Sustainable Development (CfSD) at the University of Westminster and the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and Sustainability (CECS) at the University of Edinburgh. The SDR-Network is concerned with sustainable development research undertaken in the UK and, where relevant, elsewhere. The overall goal of the Network is to strengthen the delivery of high-quality cross cutting research relevant to the needs of those in the UK who make and implement policies and decisions in the context of sustainable development. Specific aims are to: foster a network of organisations with an interest in sustainable development research either as funders, executors or beneficiaries; map and monitor current patterns of sustainable development research; facilitate the flow of information about current and planned activities to avoid duplication and enhance the coherence, quality and relevance of the body of research as a whole; promote sustainable development research activity by influencing funders and research organisations; and identify specific gaps in knowledge and assess research opportunities. Membership of the SDR-Network is open to all individuals and institutions with an interest in UK sustainable development research. Members receive a regular email newsletter and notice of relevant events.

United Nations: Environment Programme

The aim of the UN Environment Programme is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

United Nations: Sustainable Development

This site monitors and reports on implementation of the agreements made at the Rio Summit in 1992 at the local, national, regional and international levels. The site provides links to regulation, legislation and policy issues relating to sustainable development in individual countries. It also holds a copy of the Rio Declaration on Sustainable Development.


URBAN-NEXUS is all about enabling knowledge transfer and dialogue to form long-lasting partnerships in and between cities and regions to deal with integrated sustainable urban development. In order to achieve a sustainable city, a vast range of interconnected issues need to be linked up: these include environment and urban planning, energy, water scarcity, transport, tourism, technology and innovation, governance and education, social equity and cohesion, and sustainable consumption.

Virtual Library on Urban Environmental Management

Includes links to documents, e-mail lists and organisations. Themes covered include Local Agenda 21, capacity building, eco-business, eco-tourism, urban governance, waste management, impact assessment and transportation.


Association for Tourism in Higher Education

The Association for Tourism in Higher Education is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK. Its objectives include promoting the development and recognition of tourism as a subject of study in the UK at foundation degree, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, and encouraging high standards in learning, teaching and research.

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

The ALVA seeks to represent to government, the tourism industry, the media and the public, the views and achievements of the country’s foremost visitor attractions in matters which concern the effectiveness of UK tourism and the interests of the Association, whilst promoting co-operation and high standards of visitor management among its members.

Bized: Travel and tourism indicators

These pages, from the Bized website are aimed at teachers and lecturers in BTEC Travel and Tourism. The resources can be used together or separately, and include lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and activities designed to support the lesson and stimulate student learning. Subjects include business & marketing, customer service, retail travel operations, development of the cruise sector, conferences, exhibitions & events and tourism in the countryside. New resources are produced every three weeks during term time; a plan for the topics to be covered is available.

British Hospitality Association

The British Hospitality Association, incorporating The Restaurant Association, champions the interests of the hospitality industry.

Building Excellence for Sustainable Tourism Education Network (BEST EN)

BEST EN is an inclusive and collaborative network of tourism academics and practitioners committed to furthering the creation and dissemination of knowledge within the field of sustainable tourism. 

Center for Sustainable Destinations

The travel and tourism business is now perhaps the largest industry on Earth. While tourism can build understanding, tourism managed poorly can ruin a place. Yet if handled well, tourism provides an incentive to preserve the best things a destination has to offer: wildlife habitats, historic districts, great scenery, even a style of music or a unique local cuisine. That is why the National Geographic Society is inaugurating a program to increase knowledge about sustainable tourism. It has established a website with three directories of hyperlinks: for tourism professionals; for travellers; and for residents. Additional subsections within these three directories address such topics as Ecotourism, Culture and Heritage, Transportation, and Destination Appeal. The goal is to encourage everyone, whether resident, visitor, or professional, to conduct tourism in a way that supports the geographical character of the place being visited?its environment, culture, heritage, aesthetics, and the well-being of its citizens. Local participation is key. Residents who benefit from tourism tend to value and conserve what tourists are coming to see.
CNN Travel Guide

Contains travel news together with information on destinations.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

This Government website provides information, links and statistics on tourism policy and the tourism industry in the UK.

Destination Marketing Association International

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) is the world’s largest resource for official Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), also called convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) or tourism boards. An advocate for its members, DMAI is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of more than 4,100 professionals from nearly 600 destinations in approximately 15 countries.


An internet portal for tourism destinations. The portal contains selected, quality assessed information on the ways in which tourism is being made more sustainable. DestiNet offers a number of services including the option to post news bulletins and suggest new links on relevant topics. The information is grouped into a number of themes.

The Digital Tourism Think Tank

The Digital Tourism Think Tank is the name given to this initiative which aims at providing thought leadership to the tourism industry in digital marketing best practice.

Equality in tourism

Equality in Tourism is an independent, non-profit women’s network dedicated to ensuring women have an equal voice in and share of the benefits from tourism globally. It aims to provide gender specialist advice, capacity building and innovation through a network of experts.

European Tour Operators Association

Trade association representing the interests of international inbound and intra-European tour operators and their suppliers.

European Travel Commission

The main objectives of the European Travel Commission are to: promote Europe as an attractive tourist destination; assist member NTOs to exchange knowledge and work collaboratively; and provide industry partners and other interested parties with easy access to material & statistics regarding inbound tourism to Europe.

European Travel Commission Digital Portal

European Travel Commission website dealing with issues relating to tourism, social media and communications technology.

Europa: Enterprise: Tourism

This is a reference source for European Commission tourism publications, grouped by type:Guides, studies, conference proceedings, statistics and projects. The Official documents are listed on a separate page.

Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization.

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) serves as the international body for fostering increased knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism practices, promoting the adoption of universal sustainable tourism principles and building demand for sustainable travel.

Green Hotelier

Green Hotelier, brought to you by the International Tourism Partnership, is a leading website for information on environmental and social responsibility in the hospitality industry.

Guild of Travel Management Companies

The GTMC represents a diverse range of travel management companies, from the world’s largest to small independent specialists and from major London-based organisations to top regional agencies.  A key activity of the GTMC is to lobby all those that have an impact on the business travel of members’ clients, be they travel suppliers, Government or EU legislators, opinion formers or the media. The main aim of the GTMC’s activities is to provide a better deal for organisations and their travelling employees. 


HBAA is the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community. HBAs are businesses that specialise in the procurement of accommodation, conference and event facilities and services in the UK and internationally on behalf of clients. The HBAA is the association that supports them and the hotel and venue companies they work with.


HVS provides consulting services and solutions for thousands of clients in all 50 states of the USA and more than 60 foreign countries for hotels, mixed-use, shared ownership and leisure assets.

International Centre for Responsible Tourism

This virtual centre has been established to enable those moving forward a wide variety of initiatives to create Responsible Tourism to share information and publicise their work. It is a forum for those working in the destination countries and the originating markets. The site includes: a library of reports, working papers and campaign materials; a bulletin board for news and events; training opportunities from in-company courses to post-graduate awards; and projects and initiatives around the world.

International Tourism Partnership

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry. It works to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental and social responsibility makes good business sense. ITP does this by highlighting best practice, offering a range of practical products and programmes and tackling emerging sustainability issues through its collaborative working groups.

Intute: Travel and tourism

Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.

IPK International

IPK International is a tourism consulting company highly qualified in travel research and tourism marketing and tourism master plans and counts among the leading tourism consulting groups worldwide. With its World Travel Monitor and European Travel Monitor, IPK International has the world’s most comprehensive tourism database on European, Arabian, Asian, North and South American outbound travel behaviour.

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet publishes the world’s best guidebooks for independent travellers. This site contains a useful set of links to tourism information in individual countries.

National Statistics

UK Government data covering business tourism, domestic tourism, overseas tourism, visitor expenditure, disability and transport and transport finance and expenditure.

NECSTouR Network of European Regions for a Sustainable and Competitive Tourism

NECSTouR is an open network of European regions, whose aim is to develop and strengthen a coherent framework for the coordination of regional development programmes and research on sustainable and competitive tourism following the communication ublished by the European Commission, entitled “Agenda for European sustainable and competitive tourism” (COM (2007) 0621 – 19-10-2007).

Partners for England

Partners for England is a collaborative initiative owned by public and private stakeholders with a interest in the prosperity of England’s visitor economy. The initiative places a strong emphasis on the national, regional, sub-regional and local tourism interface and the pursuit of economies of scale. The objective is to create a shared sense of purpose through agreeing a core set of priorities for joint action and delivery. The initiative was borne out of three ground breaking summits which took place in 2005 and 2006. Further information on these can be accessed in the Summits section of this website. Due to the success of the summits, the Partners for England Forum was created in 2007. It meets bi-annually with the remit of securing real engagement on the key issues facing the English tourism industry. The Forum: informs and influences England’s tourism strategy; offers direction and acts as an expert advisory panel to VisitEngland; ensures stakeholder buy-in and cohesion; promotes outcomes with the tourism communities it represents; actively involves the industry; and maximises the value of resources across the tourism sector through partnership working.

People 1st

People 1st is the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. It works to transform skills in the sector, particularly in the areas of management and leadership, customer service and craft skills. We are committed to ensuring that public funds support the industry to develop only those qualifications and programmes that meet the needs of employers.


QualityCoast is the largest international certification programme for sustainable tourism destinations. Since 2007, more than 140 tourism destinations in 23 countries have been selected for a QualityCoast Award: coastal towns, resorts and islands.


Provides the latest information on Scotland’s tourism.

Springboard UK

Springboard UK is an organisation which promotes careers in hospitality, leisure, tourism and travel to a range of potential recruits and influencers through a network of centres across the UK.

Sustainable Leisure Travel Network

This network has been set up by Natural England and the University of Central Lancashire to bring together what is known about making rural leisure travel more sustainable. It plans to build on that knowledge to encourage more practical ways of improving recreational travel in the countryside. Part of the network’s mission is to inform local and national policy-makers about the importance of recreational travel and its potential to reduce car use and social exclusion, increase rural incomes and benefit everyone’s health and well being.

Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty Initiative (ST-EP)

The UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty Initiative (ST-EP) was born in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in promote poverty alleviation through the provision of assistance to sustainable development projects. The initiative focuses on activities that specifically alleviate poverty, deliver development and create jobs for people living on less than a dollar a day. The initiative has been strongly supported by several countries and particularly by the Republic of Korea, host to the ST-EP Foundation. The process leading to the creation of the ST-EP International Organization was presented during the World Travel Market in London in November 2013 and discussed with the over 35 countries which have so far expressed their interest in joining as founding members and hosting regional offices for the new organization.

Sustaining Tourism

Link to tourism consultancy.

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern is a UK-based campaign for fair, sustainable and responsible tourism. It contains an extensive set of links.

Tourism Futures International

This is an international Web portal regarding the many futures of tourism. Material includes news and events, conference papers, statistics, video clips and articles. Topics are arranged alphabetically covering areas such as agritourism, dark tourism, indigenous tourism and sustainable tourism, with a strong focus on tourism research. Search, browse or register (free) to receive updates.

Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development

Tour operators who are members of the Initiative will be able to respond to international agendas while creating a platform to develop ideas and projects to address the environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects of sustainable development within the tourism sector.

Travel Foundation
The Travel Foundation is an independent UK charity that aims to help the outbound travel industry manage tourism more sustainably. It offers a unique resource to the tourism industry, helping to safeguard resources on which business depends and balancing the need for sustainability with profitability.
Travel Leaders Group
As America’s largest travel agency company, Travel Leaders Group delivers travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients through its more than 6,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated travel agencies throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
Travel Market Report
Travel Market Report is an online business publication that serves as an independent forum and voice for retail travel sellers around the globe. We provide in-depth coverage and analysis of news and trends affecting leisure and corporate travel agents, along with practical business advice and insights into key growth markets.

TravelMole is an online virtual community for the travel and tourism industry, which aims to bring together travel professionals by providing the relevant news and services they need in their day to day work. There are two elements: the website itself ? which brings together travel professionals via daily trade news reports, chat forums, networking opportunities, topical discussion and reference directories ? and a free weekly newswire bulletin, the TravelMole Insider, which provides a reliable digest of the week’s trade news as well as details of weekly features in the TravelMole community.

United Nations Environment Programme Tourism Programme

This site provide sinformation on sustainable tourism and ecotourism, with relevant links throughout the text. Best practice within the discipline is also provided.


VisitBritain, the new organisation which has been created from the merger of the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council, will market England within Britain and Britain to the rest of the world.

Visit Britain: Foresight

FORESIGHT is a monthly commentary, published by Visit Britain, on significant issues within the tourism sector.


The European Travel Commission has launched a new European travel portal. This provides a unique platform for marketing Europe as a single tourism destination.

World Food Travel Association

The World Food Travel Association is the world’s leading authority on food tourism.

World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation

The world’s largest network of youth and student travel operators. WYSE Travel Confederation is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting the global industry and connecting the organisations that serve millions of young people who travel to study, work and grow.

World Tourism Organisation

The World Tourism Organisation is the leading international organisation in the field of travel and tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. The WTO newsletter is available online, together with details of WTO publications and statistics. Other information includes contact information on official tourism organisations round the world and WTO Statements and Declarations relating to sustainable tourism.

World Travel and Tourism Council

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is a Global Business Leaders Forum for Travel & Tourism. Its Members are Chief Executive from all sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry, including accommodation, catering, cruises, entertainment, recreation, transportation and travel-related services. It’s central goal is to work with governments to realise the full economic impact of the world’s largest generator of wealth and jobs -Travel & Tourism. The latest Travel & Tourism Satellite Accounting Tables can be downloaded setting out the latest league tables by region and country. Also contains information on sustainable tourism.


 ACI Europe

ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International, the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 450 airports in 44 European countries.


ADVANCE aims to improve the urban transport systems in European cities. It supports cities and municipalities on their way towards a more sustainable urban mobility, thus assisting them to set up and improve the quality of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and policies. It is co-funded by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme. It helps cities and municipalities to implement and improve the quality of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and policies through the ADVANCE Audit process. The ADVANCE Audit offers a systematic approach to identifying potential areas for improvement of a city’s SUMP. It compares cities’ mobility planning practices to an ideal sustainable urban mobility planning process.


This is an umbrella movement uniting the national environmental organisations, airport community groups, and individuals opposed to unsustainable aviation expansion, and its damaging environmental effects, including climate change and noise. AirportWatch aims to oppose any expansion of aviation and airports likely to damage the human or natural environment, and to promote an aviation policy for the UK which is in full accordance with the principles of sustainable development.


Allinx is the thematic community for European professionals working locally in the field of mobility management. Free registration is required to access information.

Bridging the Gap

The initiative “Bridging the Gap: Pathways for Transport in a Post 2012 process” is comprised of GIZ, TRL, Veolia Transdev, ITDP and UITP. The initiative was formed at COP14 in Poznan to encourage international recognition that land transport should play a more important role addressing climate change in the post 2012 agreement and to bridge the gap between this sector and climate policy.

Bus Rapid Transit Data

This a leading resource on global Bus Rapid Transit data for experts and decision-makers in public investment, The goal is to improve the sustainable transport community’s access to reliable and current data about the BRT and bus corridors in operation.

CATCH (Carbon Aware Travel CHoice)

CATCH (Carbon Aware Travel CHoice) is a project with the ultimate aim to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of the urban transport sector by encouraging carbon-friendly travel choices.

Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a learned society concerned specifically with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of land-based transport systems and infrastructure.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK) – is the pre-eminent independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers.

Cities for Mobility

The overall objective of the network “Cities for Mobility” is the promotion of direct cooperation between local governments, transport companies, businesses and corporations, universities and other partners with a specific know-how in the mobility sector.


CityMobil2 is a multi-stakeholder project co-funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development. CityMobil2 is setting up a pilot platform for automated road transport systems, which will be implemented in several urban environments across Europe. Automated transport systems are made up of vehicles operating without a driver in collective mode. They are deemed to play a useful role in the transport mix as they can supply a good transport service (individual or collective) in areas of low or dispersed demand complementing the main public transport network.

Civitas: Cleaner and better transport in cities

The CIVITAS Initiative has unveiled its new revitalised website, which contains a wealth of information on sustainable urban mobility. The redeveloped website boasts a more intuitive design and navigation, giving users greater ease of access. As before, the website is a platform for the exchange of information, case studies and good practice on sustainable urban mobility, as well as providing interested parties with all relevant contact information.


Running from May 2011 until April 2014 and spanning 12 countries, the EU-funded project CycleLogistics aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing unnecessary motorised vehicles with cargo bikes for intra-urban delivery and goods transport in Europe. CycleLogistics will expand its niche market position and be regarded as a serious alternative for the transportation of light goods in inner cities.


Eltis facilitates the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in the field of urban mobility in Europe. It is aimed at individuals working in the field of transport as well as in related disciplines, including urban and regional development, health, energy and environmental sciences. Eltis supports the creation of urban transport systems, which use less energy and produce less emissions, while improving the competitiveness of urban areas and the mobility and quality of life of its citizens. Created more than 10 years ago, Eltis is now Europe’s main portal on urban mobility.


EMBARQ’s mission is to catalyse and help implement sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. Since 2002, the EMBARQ network has expanded to Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Turkey and the Andean Region, collaborating with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces. The network employs more than 120 experts in fields ranging from architecture to air quality management; geography to journalism; and sociology to civil and transport engineering.

European Platform on Mobility Management

EPOMM is the European Platform on Mobility Management, a network of governments in European countries that are engaged in Mobility Management (MM). They are represented by the Ministries that are responsible for MM in their countries. EPOMM is organised as an international non profit organisation with seat in Brussels. The main aims of EPOMM are to: promote and further develop Mobility Management in Europe, and support active information exchange and learning on Mobility Management between European countries.

European Regions Airline Association

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is a trade association representing the intra-European aviation industry. Its membership includes 50 airlines and over 120 associate and affiliate members who jointly cover the entire spectrum of the aviation sector airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers.

Global Alliance for Eco-mobility

The EcoMobility SHIFT project (June 2010 – May 2013) aims at developing a method to assess, improve and promote the environmental sustainability of local governments’ transport and land-use planning policies. Municipalities will be able to obtain an ‘EcoMobility Label’ that values their efforts to improve the ‘friendliness’ of their cities, neighborhoods and facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelers and public transport users. The EcoMobility SHIFT project is an activity of the Global Alliance for EcoMobility. It is co-funded by the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), as part of its Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program. ICLEI, which provides the EcoMobility secretariat, coordinates the SHIFT project.

Greener Journeys

Greener Journeys is an alliance of UK bus and coach companies and wider stakeholders. It aims to maximise the potential of bus and coach travel in: Helping to drive economic growth; Boosting access to job markets, high streets, local services and leisure; Reducing congestion, local pollution and carbon emissions.

Guild of Travel Management Companies

The GTMC represents a diverse range of travel management companies, from the world’s largest to small independent specialists and from major London-based organisations to top regional agencies.  A key activity of the GTMC is to lobby all those that have an impact on the business travel of members’ clients, be they travel suppliers, Government or EU legislators, opinion formers or the media. The main aim of the GTMC’s activities is to provide a better deal for organisations and their travelling employees.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works with cities worldwide to bring about transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life.

Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)  strives to promote and progress civil engineering.

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of total air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general. Traffic results are published on a monthly basis together with a quarterly Financial Forecast.

International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

UITP is the international organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.

International Council on Clean Transportation

The goal of the International Council on Clean Transportation is to protect public health, minimize climate change and improve quality of life for billions of people as the world’s transportation infrastructure grows.  By assembling a small group of about 30 top government officials and policymakers from the 10 largest motor vehicle markets—which together account for 85% of the world’s new car and truck sales—and providing them and other interested parties with accurate information about research, best practices, and technical resources for improving the efficiency and environmental performance of cars, trucks and other vehicles, the ICCT helps accelerate an urgently needed transition to sustainable transportation.

International Transport Forum

The International Transport Forum is a strategic think tank for the transport sector. Each year, it brings together Ministers from over 50 countries, along with leading decision-makers and actors from the private sector, civil society and research, to address transport issues of strategic importance. An intergovernmental organisation linked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Forum’s goal is to help shape the transport policy agenda, and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well-being.

Omega Centre: Centre for Mega Projects in Transport and Development

Based at the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL, the Omea Centre aims to identify what constitutes a successful Mega Urban Transport Project.

OPTICITIES (Optimise Citizen Mobility and Freight Management in Urban Environments)

The three-year OPTICITIES project is helping European cities to optimise all modes of transport, for passengers and freight, by developing innovative Intelligent Transport Systems that can share data. These systems will help cities consolidate local transport data, and make this available to third parties, while ensuring secure contractual arrangements, an open market to avoid a monopoly, and adherence to public policies on critical data. The project is also developing standards for recording and sharing multimodal mobility data, so that cities can integrate data from all transport modes, locations and timescales.

Polis: European Cities and Regions Networking for New Transport Solutions

Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together on transport and related environmental and urban issues. Polis brings together leading cities and regions for the development of innovative technologies and policies in local transport. The primary objective of Polis is to support European cities and regions in improving quality of life through innovative measures for reducing congestion, enhancing safety, lowering polluting emissions, and offering better and equal access to transport services.


QUEST , the Quality management tool for Urban Energy efficient Sustainable Transport, aims  to develop an audit tool that evaluates a city’s urban mobility policies, and to support cities in their efforts of developing more sustainable urban mobility systems. QUEST is co-funded by the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, under the STEER programme. The project started in May 2011 and will finish in October 2013.


Sintropher is a five-year cooperation project, ending in December 2012,  with the aim of enhancing local and regional transport provision to, from and within five peripheral regions in North-West Europe.

Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable Aviation is a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. A world-first, Sustainable Aviation was launched in 2005 and brings together the main players from UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers. We have produced three Progress Reports to date, the latest published in March 2011, following ones in 2006 and 2009. It aims to continue to deliver on the goals and commitments identified in the strategy, monitoring and tracking the practical cooperative work being undertaken by signatories to Sustainable Aviation as well as promoting our efforts both within the UK and internationally. 

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

This website supports local authorities across Europe in developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. It is financed by the European Union under the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) Programme, which is managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI).

Sustainable Urban Transport Project

The Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) Asia is a partnership between the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), CITYNET and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It aims to help developing world cities achieve their sustainable transport goals, through the dissemination of information about international experience and targeted work within cities.


The TRAILBLAZER (TRansport And Innovation Logistics By Local Authorities with a Zest for Efficiency and Realisation) consortium comprises local authorities, private sector industry leaders and communications experts. The group of experienced organisations , TRAILBLAZERs, will transfer knowledge and experience to the PATHFINDERs, a group of less experienced authorities.  The project will run until 30th June 2013 and aims to promote Delivery and Servicing Plans (DSPs) across Europe. DSPs are key strategy documents that can help you cut costs. They manage deliveries more effectively and reduce numbers of journeys.


This project provides a platform for stakeholders of all areas of the European Transport sector to develop a common view and strategies of how four key goals of the 2011 White Paper on Transport can be achieved. The underlying assumptions are that policy making should be based on an in-depth understanding of all stakeholders’ positions and that co-ordinated action is more effective than solo attempts. TRANSFORuM focusses on the following four key goals of the White Paper: urban mobility; freight, IRS; and high speed rail.

Transport Advice Portal

This website is a joint venture involving the Department for Transport and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. It is a paper-free technical library devised to help you find the up-to-date documents you need when planning, designing and operating road networks in the UK. The portal acts as a one-stop-shop depository of web links to core documents produced by a range of organisations. It will help you find specific documents you already know about but will also direct you to helpful information you may not previously been aware of.

Transport and Environment

Established in 1990, T&E has grown to become the principal environmental organisation campaigning on sustainable transport at the EU level in Brussels. Its primary focus is on European transport and environmental policy with its work in Brussels is supported by around 50 member organisations working to promote an environmentally sound approach to transport across Europe.

Transport and Travel Research

TTR is a consultancy company specialising in the field of transport policy research.

Transport Explorer

The International Transport Forum Transport Explorer is an interactive tool that allows users to analyse transport data using an animated graphical or spatial interface. Users can view how indicators evolve over time and examine interrelations between indicators. Users can select colours for indicators in map and scatter plot view and create their own “stories” with animated graphs. The Transport Explorer includes all annual International Transport Forum Statistics from 1970 until today.

Transport Innovation Deployment in Europe (TIDE)

The mission of the TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE will focus on 15 innovative measures in five thematic clusters: financing models and pricing measures, non-motorised transport, network and traffic management to support traveller information, electric vehicles and public transport organisation. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be a horizontal topic to integrate the cluster activities. TIDE is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development.

Transport Planning Society

This society was established  to provide professional development and a meeting place for all those working in the transport sector and leads the response to emerging policy challenges.

Transport Research Knowledge Centre

The Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC) pulls together transport research and policy information that has been funded by the European Union or would be of interest to those in European nations. It is aimed at researchers, policy makers and transport professionals interested in “efficient, sustainable and user-friendly transport systems”. The TRKC website includes information on transport research programmes across the European Research Area, details of funding opportunities, a database of ongoing research projects, analysis and policy reports, links to related transport websites and a glossary of transport-related abbreviations. Users can submit project reports, relevant Web links or event announcements, sign up for an email newsletter and join the TRKC Support Community.

Transport works

Transport Works aims to be number one website for the evidence and the arguments for investing in urban transport. It also aims to provide this information in a way that meets the needs of different audiences from the general public public and journalists through to academics and economists. It does this through both quick pdf and web-based briefings, as well as through a comprehensive capsule thematic ‘evidence base’ library. The website will also provide an up-to-date news service as new research and initiatives emerge around the case for greater investment in urban transport. Transport Works is supported by the major city region think tanks and organisations, including pteg, Core Cities, Centre for Cities and Campaign for Better Transport.

Transportation Research Board

The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research.  In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encouraged their implementation.

World Carfree Network

The World Carfree Network, the hub of the global carfree movement. is a clearinghouse of information from around the world on how to revitalise our towns and cities and create a sustainable future. In addition to serving the carfree movement, offers resources for architects, planners, teachers/professors, students, decision-makers and engaged citizens.

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