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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On 18th May 2015 the Edge will be publishing 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 2014 (pdf)

Upcoming & Recent Debates

Edge Debate 70 – 10th November 2015, Does built environment policy work? And how should professionals engage?

Friday, October 9th, 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 - 18th May 2015

Monday, April 27th, 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

Edge Debate 69: Using cycling to build a more liveable city - Monday 27th April 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

cycling-londonCopenhagen regularly tops city comparison charts as the world’s most liveable city and the widespread adoption of cycling is seen as being integral to this success. However the process of making Copenhagen a cycling city required top-down push factors as well as bottom-up pull factors and many of measures imposed were deeply unpopular and thought to be unworkable when they were first proposed.
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Edge Debate 68 - Educating the Industry: 20th April 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

greenskythinkingGreen Sky Thinking Spotlight Green Debate
In collaboration with London South Bank University and Open-City

Educating the Industry’ is Green Sky Thinking’s spotlight Green Debate in partnership with the Edge Debate Series and LSBU.
Tackling the green-skills gap of mid-career professionals › Continue reading

Edge at Ecobuild 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

ecobuild15_logowithoutdateThe Edge will be participating in a number of debates and events at Ecobuild 2015 (3rd - 5th March 2015) including a debate on research that it has been instrumental in organising
• Ideas that construction needs - why are they gathering dust on a shelf?, and
• The Building Debate: Agenda 15, a manifesto for construction. › Continue reading

Edge member Blogs

Blogs from the Edge
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Books - Edge Futures

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