Edge Debate 97 – Density: Curse or Cure? - 24th March 2020

Monday, March 9th, 2020 | Debates | No Comments

Climate Responsive Urbanism


Due to the Corona virus outbreak this Debate has been postponed. We are currently exploring different options for running it in the future and will post more news once we have it.

The second in a series of debates entitled Cities, Climate and *Critical Urban Infrastructure: Climate Responsive Urbanism

The overall series explores the consequences of current practices in building, urban design, planning, regulation and policy on critical urban infrastructure.  › Continue reading

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

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