Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan visits the CGBC


On Wednesday, February 17, Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Hassan of Jordan was welcomed by CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi at the Marshal’s Office during her visit to the Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Professor Ali Malkawi accompanied her, along with three aides during her trip. […]


Harvard GSD Lecture: Kate Orff, “Toward an Urban Ecology”


On Tuesday, February 21, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will present a lecture by acclaimed architect Kate Orff entitled “Toward an Urban Ecology,” about her approach to sustainable architecture and design. Orff and her firm, SCAPE, re-conceives urban landscape design as a form of activism, demonstrating how to move beyond familiar ways of thinking about environmental, […]


Harvard Aga Khan Program Lecture: Bijoy Jain, “Lore”


On Tuesday, February 14, the Agha Khan Program for Islamic Architecture will present a lecture entitled “Lore,” by award-winning sustainable architect Bijoy Jain. His firm, Studio Mumbai, works with a human infrastructure of skilled artisans, technicians, and draftsmen who design and build their work directly with careful consideration of place and practice, drawing from traditional skills, […]


Harvard China Project: Nobel laureate Mario Molina on air quality in megacities


On Wednesday, February 8, the Harvard China Project will present a special lecture event entitled “Air Quality in Megacities: From Mexico City to Beijing” by Mario J. Molina, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995; Distinguished Professor, UC San Diego; Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Molina will discuss how trends in urbanization and the climate effect air quality […]


Harvard China Project: Climate change, urbanization and rainfall in China


On Wednesday, February 1 the Harvard China Project will present a research seminar entitled “Impact of Climate Change and Urbanization Effect on Extremely Heavy Rainfalls in Megacities in China,” lead by Ding Yihui, Professor and Special Advisor on Climate Change, China Meteorological Administration; Vice-Chairman, China Expert Panel on Climate Change. Yihui will disccus the effect of Chinese […]