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EDRA’s annual conferences are renowned international events that focus on research and design presentations in a variety of formats. The sessions provide students, researchers and practitioners alike the opportunity to participate in a collaborative discourse. Conference attendees include architects, urban planners, designers, social ecologists, urban anthropologists, researchers, consultants, academics and students from around the world.

EDRA conferences have paved the way for cutting edge research and collaboration in a variety of topics including the Role of Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Policy in Reforming Healthcare; Getting Post Occupancy Evaluation-Based Evidence About Green Buildings Into Design Through Policy; and Space, Social Networks and Organizational Innovation. Click dates on the right to see photos from the past three years of conferences!

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2017 Conference


EDRA48Madison – Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize – invites socially motivated design professionals and researchers to come together with a shared belief in creating environments that matter to people and where people matter.

View our EDRA48 Conference here.


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