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Edge Debate 96: Climate Responsive Urbanism – 9th January 2020

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

ed96_image006How can professionals meet the challenge of urban densification in a time of climate change?

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Edge Debate 95: Trans or Trad? - 16th October 2019

Friday, October 4th, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

tort-imageWhat is the value of a T-shaped Education?

A debate hosted jointly with The Engineering Club looking at whether we need to reassess our approach to professional education to address the climate crisis.
Are we preparing the right sort of graduates for the modern construction industry? A T-shaped education has a broad grasp across all the disciplines and an in-depth knowledge of one. With the climate crisis influencing the education of future professionals, should this now become the norm? › Continue reading

Edge Expert briefing seminar: Net Zero Carbon Built Environment

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

net-zero-cover-adviceFollowing the Edge Climate Action Round Table and agreement in June 2019 the role of leadership in meeting the challenge of the 2050 Net Zero carbon obligation has become a critical issue. › Continue reading

Edge Debate 93: Housing Fit for Purpose? - 17th September 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

housing-fit-for-purposePutting POE into practice

The UK Committee for Climate Change report UK Housing Fit for the Future? (2019) highlights the need for greater levels of inspection and stricter enforcement of building standards, alongside demands that ‘as-built’ performance of UK homes must be better monitored. Without these measures (and stricter penalties for non-compliance), the 1.5 new homes planned for the next few years and the 29 million homes to be retrofitted will not perform as intended. › Continue reading

the Edge Climate Action Round Table - 20th June 2019

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | Debates | No Comments

net-zero-cover-adviceOn the 20th June 2019 representatives from 25 built and natural environment and other stakeholder organisations met with the Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), Lord Deben, to discuss the need for action in the face of climate breakdown. The meeting accepted in full the CCC’s recommendations in their May 2019 report that the UK must and would be able to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and welcomed the Government’s announcement that this was shortly to be enshrined in legislation. › Continue reading

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