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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

Visit the School

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

Visit the School of Architecture and the Built Environment

The value of public space

Posted on: 2 September 2014
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This report shows how cities in the UK and around the world have received far-reaching economic, health and social benefits from making the best of their public spaces.

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Green Society: Policies to improve the UK’s green spaces

Posted on: 1 September 2014
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The Policy Exchange has published a report which suggests various measures aimed at maintaining the country’s public open spaces.

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Trees, people and the built environment. Birmingham, 2-3 April 2014

Posted on: 15 May 2014
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This is a collaborative event that brings together professionals from the worlds of forestry and arboriculture to hear ground breaking international research on urban foresting. The event highlights the many social, econonic and environmental benefits that trees bring to urban populations, and indeed the planet. This event is hosted tri-annually by the Institute of Chartered Foresters as its National Conference, and managed by a pan-industry steering group of organisations with an interest in urban greening. Presentations are available online.

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The sky is the limit for urban agriculture. Or is it?

Posted on: 8 April 2014
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This article considers what cities can hope to get from community gardens and urban agriculture.

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Cities alive: Rethinking green infrastructure

Posted on: 4 April 2014
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Urban farms, glow-in-the-dark trees and solar powered pathways feature in a vision of a greener city created by Arup in its new Cities Alive report. The report proposes an economic way to address challenges of population growth and climate change in cities by working with nature and through high quality landscape design. It highlights the need for the natural environment to be made a primary concern in urban development, considered from earliest planning stages.

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Common Land Fact Sheets

Posted on: 7 March 2014
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The Foundation for Common Land, a charity dedicated to the protection and management of commons, has launched a series of publications demonstrating that commons make a greater contribution to the environment than any other farmland in Britain. Ten Factsheets covering wildlife, archaeology, tourism, rare breeds, carbon storage, water supply, uplands, agriculture and water and flood management have been published.

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Spatial analysis of green infrastructure in Europe

Posted on: 6 March 2014
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Healthy natural areas often fulfil important yet unseen functions, from preventing floods to filtering air. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) proposes a method for mapping this ‘green infrastructure’. The report maps a network of natural and semi-natural spaces and other environmental features in Europe with a good capacity to deliver  ‘ecosystem services’. These include air filtration, erosion protection, regulating water flow, coastal protection, pollination, maintaining soil structure, water purification, and carbon storage. The report also identifies key habitats for large forest-dwelling mammals and the analysis of connectivity among them. The objective of this report is to propose a feasible and replicable methodology for use by different entities and at varying scales, when identifying Green Infrastructure (GI) elements. The proposed methodology will help those policymakers and practitioners define a landscape GI network to identify areas where key habitats can be reconnected and the overall ecological quality of the area improved.

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Guidance to Commons Registration Authorities in England on Sections 15A to 15C of the Commons Act 2006

Posted on: 19 February 2014
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Guidance on implementing the government’s latest changes to the rules around village green registrations has been published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Efficient roofs for efficient buildings: Building blocks for energy efficient cities in India

Posted on: 30 January 2014
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The author of this blog works on climate change focusing on cities and energy efficiency in India.

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Green roofs in Toronto

Posted on: 28 January 2014
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Toronto is the first North American city to have a by-law that requires the construction, and delivers standards for green roofs on new developments. The by-law, adopted by the Toronto City Council in 2009, applies to new commercial, institutional, industrial and residential developments with a minimum floor area of 2,000 meters squared, requiring a portion of the roof to be green.

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