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

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Better health for London

Posted on: 15 October 2014
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The Mayor set up the London Health Commission in September 2013 to review the health of the capital, from the provision of services to what Londoners themselves can do to help make London the healthiest major global city. The Commission has now published a report which proposes tough measures to combat the threats posed by tobacco, alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise and pollution, which harm millions of people. Together the proposals amount to the biggest public health drive in the world. It contains over 60 recommendations and sets out 10 ambitions for the city with targets.

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Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014 and Statistical Atlas

Posted on: 9 October 2014
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The Eurostat regional yearbook 2014 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the Member States of the European Union (EU), as well as the regions of EFTA and candidate countries. Each chapter presents statistical information in maps, figures and tables, accompanied by a description of the policy context, main findings and data sources. These regional indicators are presented for the following 11 subjects: population, health, education, the labour market, the economy, structural business statistics, research and innovation, the information society, tourism, transport, and agriculture. In addition, four special focus chapters are included in this edition: these look at the environment, land cover and land use, European cities, and regional competitiveness. The Statistical Atlas is an interactive map viewer, which contains statistical maps from the Eurostat regional yearbook and provides the possibility to download these maps as high-resolution PDFs.

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Promoting healthy cities: Why planning is crucial to a healthy urban future

Posted on: 7 October 2014
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This paper describes the scale and pace of urbanisation around the world, the health and well-being issues experienced by urban populations, and the environmental factors that shape these issues. While there are no simple solutions for the complex health problems facing cities, some countries such as Scotland have recognised the scope and scale of the urban health challenge and have invested in the need to create positive physical environments which actively nurture better health and well-being. More countries need to do the same, and there are some important steps that nations, regions, cities and towns can take.

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Natural solutions to tackling health inequalities

Posted on: 7 October 2014
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This report from Natural England highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing outcomes, and the inequalities in use of, and access to, natural environments across England. The report also proposes ways to improve access and use of green space, in order to improve health equity.

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Wellbeing in four policy areas

Posted on: 26 September 2014
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group  on Wellbeing Economics has published its first report, following a year-long inquiry exploring how wellbeing evidence can be translated into policy in four diverse areas: labour markets, planning and transport, mindfulness in health and education, and arts and culture.

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Health, wellbeing and productivity in offices: The next chapter for green building

Posted on: 24 September 2014
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This report from the World Green Building Council puts forward the best and latest information on the building design features that are known to have positive impacts on the health, well-being and productivity of office occupants, and points to financial implications.

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Well-being and the environment

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

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The case for action by the Active Transport for Healthy Living Coalition

Posted on: 14 July 2014
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This new report by the Active Transport for Healthy Living Coalition highlights the breadth of existing work that demonstrates the benefits of active transport for health, the economy and the environment. It also identifies opportunities within the planning, design, engineering and transport policy realms to increase levels of active transport. Active Transport for Healthy Living is a collaboration of Professional Institutions and other partner organisations drawn from the spheres of health, engineering, environment, architecture, planning and transport.

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Making our communities ready for ageing: A call to action

Posted on: 4 July 2014
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Over the past six months, ILC-UK and Age UK have worked together with academics and policy-informers to understand whether our communities are Ready for Ageing. This project took a futures perspective, and focused on understanding the evidence about how communities need to adapt to an ageing society.

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NHS surplus land for supported housing: why now and what are the possible cost savings?

Posted on: 3 July 2014
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This paper from the Smith Institute looks at how using surplus NHS land to build supported housing can help meet demand and reduce the costs of care. It makes the case for thinking differently about cost savings in the NHS, notably in regard to alternative provision of supported housing through innovative partnerships between housing associations and NHS trusts. In particular, the paper aims to quantify possible future savings that can be made based on existing land disposal programmes.

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