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

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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 […]

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Harvard GSD: Richard Rogers delivers second annual Harvard CGBC Lecture

Oct. 18, 2016 -- Architect Richard Rogers delivered the HCGBC Annual Lecture at Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Richard Rogers and his wife, the chef and restaurateur Ruth Rogers, are the 2016–17 Senior Loeb Scholars at Harvard GSD. The 2016 Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Annual Lecture aims to expose a large audience of students, faculty and members of the public to the importance of green design and planning.

The Harvard Graduate School of Design published an account of the CGBC Annual Lecture featuring Richard Rogers on October 18, 2016, an event that continues the Center’s annual tradition of honoring a key leader within the green design and planning movement. Rogers focused his talk on approaching sustainability through the relationships and interactions between buildings and inhabitants. Read the article here.

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Harvard Crimson: Architect Richard Rogers Lectures at the GSD

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The Harvard Crimson gives an account of the CGBC Annual Lecture featuring Richard Rogers on October 18, 2016, an event that continues the Center’s annual lecture series which convenes leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. In this talk, Rogers drew upon his life experiences, his varied projects and ideas about the impact […]

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

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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 […]

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Press Release: Address By Renowned Architect Norman Foster Keynotes Two-Day Event

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CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (PRWEB) OCTOBER 29, 2015 Renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, the Pritzker Prize winner whose numerous iconic projects include Germany’s Reichstag, London’s Millennium Bridge, and the world’s largest airport terminal (Beijing), on Thursday, November 5, will keynote a two-day conference marking the one-year anniversary of Harvard’s Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at […]

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Environment@Harvard: Profile of Founding Director Ali Malkawi

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Writer and scholar Mariel Wolfson profiles Founding Director Ali Malkawi in a wide-ranging article for the latest issue of Environment@Harvard, an annual newsletter published by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.  The author spotlights Malkawi’s intellectual development, international scope and local sensitivities in the field of sustainable design. Read more here: website, PDF.

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Architect’s Newspaper: Greened House

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Featured in the Architect’s Newspaper, CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi explains the rational behind choosing a sleepy 1940s house as headquarters and emphasizes the importance of “asking the right questions” and design that can drive the discussion. Read Article

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Harvard Magazine: The Challenges of Greener Cities

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The Harvard Magazine gives an account of the CGBC Inaugural Challenge Conference on November 7, 2014, an event that formally introduced the Center and convened leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design. The event featured James Carpenter of James Carpenter Design Associates; Alejandro Murat, CEO of INFONAVIT; Joshua […]

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Architectural Record: Newsmaker interview with Founding Director Ali Malkawi

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In an interview with Fred Bernstein for Architectural Record, Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Ali Malkawi chats about his career, explains his vision for the Center, and provides context that frames his research aspirations. Read the interview here.

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Harvard Magazine: Greener Buildings and Cities

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In an interview with Harvard Magazine, the Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, Ali Malkawi, explains the Center’s scope and emphasizes its main initiatives. Malkawi also underlines the Center’s next “giant task,” which “involves rethinking established design and construction processes, revising specifications-based building codes to emphasize lifetime performance and outcome-oriented standards, and retraining […]

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