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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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City geographies: Visualising urban form, dynamics and sustainability

Posted on: 25 September 2014
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LuminoCity3D.org is a mapping platform designed to explore the performance and dynamics of cities in Great Britain. The site brings together a wide range of key city indicators, including population, growth, housing, travel behaviour, employment, business location and energy use. These indicators are mapped using a new 3D approach that highlights the size and density of urban centres, and allows relationships between urban form and city performance to be analysed.

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Posted on: 23 September 2014
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BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. A series of webinars is scheduled in the coming term covering all aspects of BoB National, including a broad introduction to the main aspects of the service.  There will also be 30 minute webinars covering specific aspects of BoB, including the best way to embed clips, tips for discovering content and more information for admins.

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Where to next for UK smart cities?

Posted on: 18 September 2014
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This blog presents a round-up from the inaugural All Parliamentary Party Group on Smart Cities.

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Energy solutions for smart cities and communities: Recommendations for policy makers

Posted on: 18 September 2014
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This report provides recommendations for the development of proposals for future policies at EU, national and local level regarding energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in buildings, urban development and sustainable communities in general. It is designed as a reference manual on key findings from CONCERTO, an EU-funding programme supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at neighbourhood level within 58 sites in 23 countries. The projects have been analysed regarding their CO2-reduction, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.

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Working together to save energy

Posted on: 25 June 2014
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The final report of the Kingston University Smart Communities project has been published, together with presentations from a conference which was held to launch the report. In broad terms, the Smart Communities findings support the contemporary policy focus on demand-side action, community energy and energy consumption feedback. At the same time, the project highlights the long term and challenging nature of these strategies, and the implications of this for funding. The findings emphasis a lack of energy know-how among householders as a key constraint on change, and identifies ways in which more widespread know-how might be developed.

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Urban mobility in the smart city age

Posted on: 25 June 2014
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This paper explores how we will move from a reactive approach to mobility services, to a proactive model that anticipates future change and takes advantage of new opportunities. This is the first paper in a series on the cornerstones of a smart city, a series which considers how we need to look at cities differently, understand the stakes and the  stakeholders, to invent tomorrow’s cities together.

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Census statistics

Posted on: 19 June 2014
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The DataShine mapping platform is an output from an ESRC Future Research Leaders Project entitled “Big Open Data: Mining and Synthesis“. The overall project seeks promote and develop the use of large and open datasets amongst the social science community. A key part of this initiative is the visualisation of these data in new and informative ways to inspire new uses and generate insights. Phase one has been to create the mapping platform with data from the 2011 Census. The next phases will work on important issues such as representing the uncertainty inherent in many population datasets and also developing tools that will enable the synthesis of data across multiple sources.

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The evolution of event technology

Posted on: 17 June 2014
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Download this whitepaper to discover the past, present, and future of event technology.

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Smart cities

Posted on: 29 May 2014
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This briefing paper from the Centre for Cities explores the various ways ‘smart’ is being defined by cities, technology companies and cities, and looks at the challenges cities face in implementing a smart strategy.

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Resilient pathways: the adaptation of the ICT sector to climate change

Posted on: 28 May 2014
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The objectives of this report are to explore the impacts of climate change on the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and the potential for adaptation, including the need for new standards to be developed.. It aims to raise awareness of the need to design and implement strategies for the sector to better prepare for, respond and adjust to the impacts of short- and long-term climatic manifestations. It gives an overview of the impacts, opportunities and challenges posed by climate change to sector stakeholders; it identifies existing and emerging adaptive measures and provides suggested actions to strengthen the ICT sector’s approach to adaptation.

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