CONFERENCE: Public Private Partnership (PPP) Body of Knowledge (3P Book) International Conference

1303-UCLan-conf-CRPDAn International Conference on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Body of Knowledge (3P Book) will be held at Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston, UK from 18 to 20 March 2013.

PPPs are now commonly adopted worldwide to advance economic growth, development and infrastructure delivery while achieving quality service delivery and good governance. In this context this conference will explore on-going research in PPP across a range of diverse issues, covering ten themes:

  • Decision Models/ Frameworks
  • Policies and Strategies
  • Implementation – Needs and Issues
  • PPP Markets
  • Financing
  • Performance
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability of PPP projects
  • Governance and Institutions
  • Managing Change and Innovation

The event is organised by the University of Central Lancashire  and its Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) based in the School of Built and Natural Environment, European Cooperation in Science and Technology  EU COST Action TU1001 (more info, and CIB TG72 (Conseil International du Bâtiment, or International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction). It is also supported by HKU CICID – Centre for Infrastructure and Construction Industry Development (CICID) of The University of Hong Kong.

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More info (on the University of Central Lancashire website)

Conference website


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Keele among joint-firsts in CRC League

Keele University was among the 22 organisations that topped the first ever government Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league tables announced in November 2011.


Launched in April 2010, CRC is a mandatory government scheme to enhance energy efficiency and emissions reduction in large public and private sector organisations. This league table ranked the participants in terms of their early action on energy management.


Among the 2013 organisations ranked, six other universities were within the first 100: University of Bath (rank 30), University of Essex (34), Open University (48), University of Central Lancashire (54), Manchester Metropolitan University (59) and University of Birmingham (73). Twenty-three universities, along with 779 other organisations, ranked joint last.

More… (on League table, including ranks of all universities)

More… (focus on Keele)


Nottingham Trent tops People and Planet Green League 2011

Nottingham Trent University topped the 2011 People and Planet Green League. It assessed the environmental and ethical performance of 142 universities in the UK. 

Gloucestershire, Worcester and Plymouth secured the next three places with Bournemouth and Greenwich tied at the fifth place. Last year, Bournemouth and Greenwich were 20th and 61st, respectively.

The top 20 universities are:

1 Nottingham Trent University

2 University of Gloucestershire

3 University of Worcester

4 University of Plymouth

5=Bournemouth University

5=University of Greenwich

7 Bath Spa University

8=University of East Anglia

8=University of Hertfordshire

8=Leeds Metropolitan University

8=University of Central Lancashire

12 Aston University

13 Edinburgh Napier University

14=University of Bradford

14=De Montfort University

14=University of Huddersfield

17 Manchester Metropolitan University

18 Kingston University

19 University of Ulster

20 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff