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. Benjamín Romano is a Mexico City-based architect and the founder of the firm, LBR&A Arquitectos. He was the lead architect of Torre Reforma—the second-tallest building in Mexico—a 57-story exposed concrete high-rise that overlooks the […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Ecological Urbanism Metric Systems (EUMS)”


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, December 16th, Elena Vanz will present on: “Ecological Urbanism Metric Systems (EUMS).” 1:15 pm – 2:15pm 20 Sumner Road, Room 1D Refreshments will […]


Harvard Global Institute Symposium: Climate Change and the Developing World


On Wednesday, November 16, President Drew G. Faust, the Harvard Global Institute, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment will present the symposium, “Climate Change and the Developing World.” Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor; Jennifer Leaning, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights; and Dan Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology […]