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Edward Barsley

Edward Barsley

Founder and Director, The Environmental Design Studio

Ed Barsley is Founder and Director of 'The Environmental Design Studio' (TEDS), an award-winning social venture whose aim is to reduce the exposure and vulnerability of communities and environments to natural/human induced hazards. In January 2020 Ed's book ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building and Community Design’ was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 2016 his practice won the Sunday Times ‘Resilient Home’ design competition, with their design of the ‘Home for All Seasons’. Alongside his practice Ed has been involved with a number of Research Council-funded studies, including the PhD he has been working the University of Cambridge on flood-resilient architecture and the communication of risk. Ed gave a keynote at Flood Expo in 2017 and in 2018 ran the RIBA’s nationwide core lecture series on flooding, ‘Designing for Flood Resilience’. He has recently launched the ‘Hazard + Hope’  YouTube series, the aim of which is to help inform and inspire adaptation and resilience to a changing climate.

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