Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars

Margo Oge

In a special lecture sponsored and presented by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Margo Oge– Vice Chairman of the Board of Deltawing Technologies and former director of the Office of Transportation Air Quality at the US Environmental Protection Agency—will discuss her new book, “Driving the Future,” in which she provides an insider’s account […]


Cities, Technologies and Political Imaginaries: From the Networked Metropolis to the Smart Cities

Antoine Picon

Antoine Picon, the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Design, will discuss the relationship between architecture and political formations. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon studies the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present, […]


David Leatherbarrow and Ali Malkawi Speak on Measurement and Meaning in Copenhagen


On April 14, Founding Director of the CGBC Dr. Ali Malkawi joined Dr. David Leatherbarrow, Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design to deliver a lecture outlining the new demands of sustainability within a strong cultural setting. The joint lectures were presented as a part of […]


ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar: Arik Levinson Presents


The Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard will host a discussion entitled “How Much Energy do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California,” by Arik Levinson. Levinson, a Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, will use his research on energy efficiency to lecture about the effects of energy building codes in California. Find more information […]


Kairos Shen Speaks on Climate Change and Preparedness at Harvard Climate Week


On Wednesday April 8th, following an introduction from Ali Malkawi, Founding Director of the CGBC, and Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Kairos Shen, the Director of Planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), gave a lecture on climate change preparedness and resiliency on […]


China Economy Seminar: Using Market Data to Estimate Willingness to Pay for Clean Air


What: EC2342 China Economy Seminar Where: Littauer M-15, Dept of Economics, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 1:00pm Shuang Zhang from the University of Colorado, Boulder and Koichiro Ito from Boston University and the Natural Bureau of Economic Research will speak on a joint paper entitled “Using Market Data to […]


China Project Seminar: Decarbonizing China


Chen Xinyu, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard China Project for the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will host a China Project Seminar titled “Decarbonizing China: Power System Strategies to Electrify Transportation and Building Heating with Renewable Sources.” Xinyu will discuss how China can effectively integrate the three largest components of the energy […]


Discussion with Alberto Pototschnig: “The Integration of the Internal Energy Market in the EU”


The Harvard Electricity Policy Group and the Harvard Environmental Economics Program are sponsoring a discussion with Alberto Pototschnig, the Founding Director of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Potoschnig, as the first director of ACER, established in 2010 by the European Commission, will offer his perspective on ACER’s mission to complement […]


Harvard University President’s Panel on Climate Change


Experts from the worlds of government, business, economics and history will discuss the potential perils of climate change and what society in general and universities in particular can do to prepare and combat the harmful phenomena. This candid conversation will be introduced by President Drew Faust and moderated by popular CBS and PBS news anchor Charlie […]