CGBC hosts “Sustainability in Scandinavia” featuring 12 speakers from Norway, Denmark, Sweden


On November 6, 2015, the CGBC Fall Conference: Sustainability in Scandinavia highlighted green buildings and communities across Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and unraveled a unique regional practice that integrates technology, culture, and design. Through the presentation of case studies and proven concepts, leading academicians and practitioners from the region discussed how they’ve pushed the limits of this approach to define and […]


CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Data-oriented Modeling for Buildings and Systems”


The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center. On Tuesday, November 24th, CGBC Postdoctoral Fellow Bin Yan will present: “Data-oriented Modeling for Buildings and Systems.” 1:15 pm – 2:15pm […]


Bringing the Global Community to the Table: Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference


On Monday November 16, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will present a forum “Bringing the Global Community to the Table: Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.” Moderated by renowned former CNN news anchor Candy Crowley, the forum will explore what progress can be made in dealing with and adapting to climate change. Speakers […]


Harvard Crimson: Architect Norman Foster Lectures at the School of Design


The Harvard Crimson gives an account of the CGBC Inaugural Lecture featuring Lord Norman Foster on November 5, 2015, an event that formally introduced the Center’s annual lecture that convenes leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. In the talk, Foster drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects […]


Discussion: How Does Light Impact Health?


On November 7th at 2:00PM at the Science Center “Hall C”, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, the Harvard Brain Science Initiative, the Harvard Art Museums  and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, will present a discussion about the importance of light in both daily life and built environments, as well as its impact on overall well-being. Dragana Rogulja, Assistant Professor in Neurobiology at […]


Viewpoints: Kumbh Mela, Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity


On November 6 at the Asia Society in New York, Harvard faculty leaders, representing Harvard Business School, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss their experience studying the world’s largest festival, the Kumbh Mela in India. Because of its size and complexity, the 2013 Kumbh Mela, […]


Urbanization with Chinese Characteristics: National Patterns in International Perspective

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On November 4, Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at American Enterprise Institute, will discuss the history and development of Chinese urbanization, cities and their governance. This lecture, entitled “Urbanization with Chinese Characteristics: China’s National Patterns in International Perspective,” is a part of the Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series and is […]


HKS Discussion: America’s Cities—Where Government Gets Things Done


On November 3 at 4:00 p.m. at the Harvard Kennedy School, Scott Smith, the former Mayor of Mesa, Arizona — a large suburb of Phoenix and the 38th largest city in the U.S.– will discuss the role his previous business executive experience and novice status played in dealing with urban issues, including development, governance and sustainability. In his lecture, […]


Arts Seminar “cityinflux”


On November 2 from 04:00pm – 05:30pm at CGIS South, S153, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, an emerging artist will present an arts seminar, “cityinflux” chaired by Chitra Venkataramani, a South Asian Studies Fellow at the South Asia Institute. Kandalgaonkar’s art practice focuses primarily on unseen or ignored processes of urbanization. In his work, he draws upon contemporary […]