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What makes a city ‘smart,’ anyway?

Posted on: 11 November 2014
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In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of “smart cities.” In this article, the author asks what exactly makes a city smart?

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Sizewell C new nuclear power station evidence plan

Posted on: 10 November 2014
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The new Sizewell C evidence plan shows how future large-scale developments can put environmental protection at the heart of their plans. The first terrestrial evidence plan, drawn up by EDF Energy in consultation with relevant bodies and approved by Natural England, sets out the information that the company will gather to inform a Habitat Regulations Assessment of its proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk. Unveiled by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2012, evidence plans are available for use by applicants of nationally significant infrastructure projects in England, in agreement with the relevant statutory nature conservation bodies. Although evidence plans have been employed for a number of off-shore developments, Sizewell C is the first land-based plan to have been prepared.

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Mid-term evaluation report on INSPIRE implementation

Posted on: 10 November 2014
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The INSPIRE Directive, which came into force in 2007 and is expected to be fully implemented by 2020, aims to establish a European Spatial Data Infrastructure in order to support policy making by providing more and better spatial data. This report analyses the state of implementation of the Directive at the mid-point of its implementation.

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Drafting Development Control Orders

Posted on: 7 November 2014
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The Planning Act 2008 (the PA 2008), and related secondary legislation, sets out the regime in relation to applications and proposed applications for orders granting development consent for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. Experience to date has shown that applicants and others welcome detailed advice on a number of aspects of the PA 2008 regime. This advice note forms part of a suite of such advice provided by the Planning Inspectorate. It has no statutory status.

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The infrastructure decade

Posted on: 6 November 2014
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The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has published its manifesto, six months ahead of the next general election, highlighting what it thinks the next government should do to deliver the infrastructure that the UK needs.

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Sector resilience plan 2014

Posted on: 5 November 2014
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Sector resilience plans set out the resilience of the UK’s most important infrastructure to the relevant risks identified in the National Risk Assessment. Produced annually, plans are given to ministers to alert them to any perceived vulnerabilities, with a programme of measures to improve resilience where necessary.

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Taking the long view: A new approach to infrastructure

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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The fourth CBI infrastructure survey, now run in partnership with URS, provides an authoritative snapshot of business perceptions of the state of the UK’s infrastructure networks in 2014 and priorities for the years ahead.

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Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes

Posted on: 29 October 2014
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The National Audit Office has published the results of a review of five major rail projects sponsored by the Department for Transport since 1998, highlighting lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes. The projects are the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (later called High Speed 1) and the modernisation of the West Coast Mainline, and ongoing projects: Crossrail, Thameslink and High Speed 2. The report argues that Government decisions on major rail projects have been made using a lack of common sense and ‘unrealistic analysis’.

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London infrastructure: Connecting opportunities

Posted on: 24 October 2014
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This report examines how investment and new infrastructure are vital to accommodate the predicted 11.3 million people living in London by 2050.

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The economic case for HS2: Oral and written evidence

Posted on: 16 October 2014
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This report presents the oral and written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Select Committee on Economic Affairs regarding the economic case for the HS2 rail project.

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