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

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China’s Clean Air Challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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This is the first post of the “China’s Clean Air Challenge” series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series examines the increasing social, environmental, and economic impacts of the serious air quality issues in Chinese cities, and investigates the source of emissions and sustainable solutions.

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State of the World 2014: Governing for sustainability

Posted on: 20 November 2014
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The latest volume in the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World series examines both barriers to responsible political and economic governance as well as gridlock-shattering new ideas. The authors analyze a variety of trends and proposals, including regional and local climate initiatives, the rise of benefit corporations and worker-owned firms, the need for energy democracy, the Internet’s impact on sustainability, and the importance of eco-literacy. A consistent thread throughout the book is that informed and engaged citizens are key to better governance.

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Transforming cities for sustainability

Posted on: 20 November 2014
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More people now live in urban than rural areas for the first time in human history. This growth challenges areas already struggling to provide services and cope with environmental pressures. How is planning and technology helping cities become more sustainable and reimagine their futures?  This resource presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features views by Ashvin Dayal and Anna Brown of the Rockefeller Foundation, Marcus Moench of ISET International, and Edwin Castellanos of the University of the Valley of Guatemala. It also includes a podcast interview with urban poverty expert David Satterthwaite, and multimedia features that explore urban challenges and solutions in India, Mozambique and Uganda.

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Zira Island: Central Asia’s first carbon neutral master plan in Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted on: 20 November 2014
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Zira, off the coast of Azerbaijan is considered to be one of the few ‘eco-island’ initiatives around. The plan to develop, as an island ‘entirely independent of external resources, and ‘a model of future development in the Caucasus region’.

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Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Posted on: 19 November 2014
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The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works with cities worldwide to bring about sustainable transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life. A regular blog is also available.

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A roadmap for sustainable cities in the MENA region

Posted on: 19 November 2014
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The challenges of traffic congestion, civic engagement and shrinking public spaces are key themes for cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; these same challenges cut across West Africa’s cities, too. A conference, “Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region”, was held in Beirut, Lebanon on 4-5 November 2014, to debate these issues and share experiences. This blog contains videos from this event.

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The role of the construction industry in China’s sustainable urban development

Posted on: 17 November 2014
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This research reviewed the role of the construction industry in China’s sustainable urban development. The social, economic and environmental impacts of the construction industry on China’s sustainable urban development are also analysed. This article appears in the latest issue of Habitat International (Vol.44, October 2014) which also includes articles covering sustainable development issues and urbanization in China.

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Aichi-Nagoya Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development

Posted on: 13 November 2014
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The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed on 12 November 2014 with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda. The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

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A world that counts: Mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development

Posted on: 7 November 2014
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The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) has completed a report on mobilizing the data revolution for sustainable development.  The group consists of over 20 international experts, asked by the UN Secretary General to propose ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development. The report highlights two big global challenges for the current state of data: the challenge of invisibility, for instance gaps in what we know and when we know it: and the challenge of inequality, including the gaps between those who know and those who do not know what they need to know make their own decisions. The IEAG report makes specific recommendations on how to address these challenges, calling for a UN-led effort to mobilise the data revolution for sustainable development.

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Urban planning blogs

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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A listing of urban planning blogs.

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