Welcome to the Edge

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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Latest - Edge Report 2014 (pdf)

News - The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have both joined the group of institutions that sponsor and support the Edge.

June 2014: the Edge has given evidence on The Green Deal to the Energy Climate Change Committee

big-meet-2 September 2014: the Edge has responded to the Big Meet and the Place Alliance

agenda15logoyel_228 February 2014:the Edge has responded to Building's Agenda 15 campaign

Upcoming & Recent Debates

Edge Debate 67: Skyscrapers vs the Planet – Wednesday 11th February 2015

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

new-london-towers-2Can Tall Buildings be a Sustainable Solution for our Cities?

There has been much debate recently about the impact of tall buildings in London since the AJ and the Observer newspaper launched their Skyline campaign in March 2014, but so far little mention has been made of the sustainability issues. › Continue reading

Edge Debate 66: Is it a Problem that Practice and Research do not Connect? - Monday 9th February 2015

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

mind-the-gapSome £40million+ is invested annually in built environment research. › Continue reading

Edge Debate 65: What is the true ratio? : costs and value of construction – 26th November 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

ratio-image-2Over the past 20 years, a case has been made for investing in well-designed construction to create value for the individuals and organisations that own, manage and inhabit buildings. › Continue reading

Debate 64: Buildings for Humans: Are We in Danger of Value Engineering out the Wellbeing of Occupants?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

6.30pm - October 1st 2014


Joint Debate with The Feeling Good Foundation.

Can our drive for profit margins, structural aesthetic and energy efficiency simultaneously create healthier, more productive buildings? Should occupant wellbeing be the optional variable? Why value engineer wellbeing out when we could be value engineering it in? Are built environment professionals members of the wider public health workforce? › Continue reading

Debate 63: Edge Commission of Inquiry on Future Professionalism Session 4: Future Value

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

ProfessionalismThe fourth session in the Inquiry was on the subject of the future value of built environment professionals. › Continue reading

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Books - Edge Futures

Edge has published a collection of short books, entitled Edge Futures.
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