GSD Lecture: Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera


On Friday, March 31, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies will present a lecture entitled “Mexico City at a Crossroads: Designing an Urban Future in the Era of Climate Change” by Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera. He will discuss current challenges for the nation’s capital city, which was recently named the World Design Capital […]


CGBC Lecture Series: Benjamín Romano on “Integrating Flow in High Rise Structures”


Location: Gund Hall, Room 111 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Questions? Please contact Jeff Fitton ( Audience: This event is open to the public. The program will be continued with a conversation moderated by Professor Ali Malkawi, Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.  The lecture is co-sponsored by the Mexican Cities Initiative. Benjamín Romano […]


Ash Center Discussion: Health and Urban Resilience


On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation will present a discussion entitled “Health and Urban Resilience: Understanding Health Equity in the City” with Jason Corburn, a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Corburn also directs the Institute of Urban […]


China Project Lecture: Barbara Finamore on “Building Energy Efficiency in China”


On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the Harvard China Project will present a lecture entitled “Building Energy Efficiency in China: Policies and Trends” by Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cites is sponsoring the event. Read more here.


Malkawi featured in The Guardian: “How malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable”


Featured in an article in The Guardian, CGBC Director Ali Malkawi explains how the wasteful energy consumption of malls and big box stores can be traced to the 1950’s when reducing fossil fuels was not a priority. In addition, he stressed that outdoor “retail villages” typically have smaller ecological footprints, as their thin structures allow for natural ventilation […]


JCHS Lecture: Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

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On Monday, March 20, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies will present the 17th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Since taking office in 2014, Walsh, a former leader of Boston’s construction trade unions and a former state representative, has made housing and community development central to his efforts to […]


CGBC’s Ali Malkawi to Present at “Building Tomorrow”: Harvard Arab World Weekend


On Saturday, March 11, the Harvard Arab Alumni Association will host the Harvard Arab World Weekend 2017 Conference in Jordan to highlight the theme of “Building Tomorrow,” which will explore initiatives across the region that are currently (re)shaping the face of the Arab world. The HAWC proposes several panels that bring together multi-disciplinary leaders to […]


CGBC Files New Patent on Fault Detection Platform and Smart Building Applications


The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Research Team has filed a patent application for the following work: An Open Platform for Automated HVAC Fault Detection and Smart Building Applications. This research and application provides an automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) solution that transforms energy-efficient building operational data into actionable information by detecting and […]


Harvard China Project: Urbanization, Built Environment and Indoor Air in China


On Thursday, March 2, 2017, the Harvard China Project will present a lecture event entitled “Urbanization, Built Environment and Indoor Air in China” by Gary Adamkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Department of Environment Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Adamkiewicz will discuss how trends in urbanization and the climate effect indoor […]


HUCE Launches “Harvard Speaks On Climate Change”


Late last year, the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) launched a new online video initiative, Harvard Speaks on Climate Change, to share expertise of Harvard faculty across many disciplines who contribute to solutions through teaching, research, and leadership. In the videos, faculty from across our campus discuss the many dimensions of the climate challenge: […]