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Edifice Complex Podcast  #028 Harry Knibb – Sustainable Places

Edifice Complex Podcast #028 Harry Knibb – Sustainable Places

Quality, Consequences and the Construction Industrial Complex (part 206).    

Our guest this episode is Harry Knibb from WSP in the UK, talking about “sustainable places” in the context of property development.  

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In this episode, we discuss;

  • Embedding unintended consequences within property design decisions 
  • The fact that only 5 skyscrapers worldwide have been deconstructed 
  • The Loneliness Lab
  • Working in a job bigger than yourself

And much more…….

For more information on Harry and his work



Twitter: @h_knibb

The Loneliness Lab: 


Harry is a RTPI Chartered Town Planner, principal sustainability and wellbeing professional with over 12 years’ experience advising major projects from consultancy and client-side positions.

Harry has a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, an MSc in Surveying (project management), is a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), an academician for the Academy of Urbanism and a WELL AP.

Harry specialises in pre-planning / strategic work and has been involved in many successful applications for many development types, at different scales, in locations across the globe. Well versed in the often-political nature of large projects having consulted both for the private and public sectors. He is interested in in social sustainability, wellbeing and loneliness and has won awards for research exploring the linkages between pro-environmental behaviour and happiness. Harry believes there is an opportunity to employ robust social science methods to better understand the impact of new development.

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