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The Edge is a campaigning built-environment think tank and is multi-disciplinary in a landscape that is remarkable for the high number of single-discipline institutions it contains. › Continue reading
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On 18th May 2015 the Edge published the report Collaboration for Change, resulting from its year long Commission of Inquiry on the Future of Professionalism in the UK's design and construction industries. For more details see here

Edge Annual Report 2015 (pdf)

Upcoming & Recent Debates/Events

Edge Debate 71 – 3rd February 2016: Can decentralisation solve the housing crisis?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

decentralisation_mapThe housing crisis is squeezing young adults out of London. Yet many still see London as the only UK city that offers the career they want. What can be done to make other UK cities more attractive to mobile young talent? Four speakers present their approaches.

The UK is unique in that its centres of political, economic and cultural power are all located in one city. Political power is concentrated in central government in the UK to a degree not seen in comparable countries. To address this, think tank IPPR has called for a ‘Decentralisation Decade;’ a political project to push power out from Whitehall. › Continue reading

Collaboration for Change & the Core Cities

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

cfc_logoIn the months following the launch of The Edge Commission Report on the Future of professionalism, Collaboration for Change, the Edge has been following up with a series of meeting › Continue reading

Edge evidence to the National Policy for the Built Environment Committee

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

parliament-logoSimon Foxell of the Edge gave evidence to the National Policy for the Built Environment Committee of the House of Lords on 10th December 2015 › Continue reading

Edge Debate 70 – Does built environment policy work? And how should professionals engage?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

• What do we know about the successes and failures of built environment policy?
• Can we learn anything from recent experience?
• What role should professionals play in influencing policy-making and its effective delivery?
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Launch of Collaboration for Change: The Edge Commission Report on the Future of Professionalism

Monday, May 18th, 2015

cfc_logoIn 2014 the Edge invited Paul Morrell to chair a Commission of Inquiry into the future of professionalism in the built environment/construction industry. The Edge is very proud to launch the resulting report, which explores the key issues facing professionals and their institutions at this ‘moment for change’ and hopes you will join us to discuss this critical issue for the industry and its professional institutions. › Continue reading

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