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Friday, November 7, 2014 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
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Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Inaugural Challenge Conference

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities was established to push the boundaries of architectural research, focusing on the most fundamental problems with buildings and cities. This event is the first of an annual series of conferences that convenes visionaries from diverse disciplines to articulate the global environmental challenge of climate change and new strategies for sustainable building and planning. President Drew Gilpin Faust and GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi will help frame these important discussions, and TED-like presentations will feature the following thought-leaders within academia and industry:
 
James Carpenter, Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.
Gordon Gill, Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Phil Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Perkins+Will
Alejandro Murat, CEO of Infonavit
Daniel Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University
Joshua Prince-Ramus, Principal of Rex-NYC

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities was established to push the boundaries of architectural research, focusing on the most fundamental problems with buildings and cities. This conference is the first of an annual series that convenes visionaries from diverse disciplines to articulate the global environmental challenge of climate change and new strategies for sustainable building and planning.

In its first few years of operation, the CGBC aims to host several global Challenge Conferences that invite outside experts and organizations to focus attention on areas where there is widespread agreement about the global challenge in green building and identify the ways in which the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities can move the frontier of knowledge and practice most effectively. As the Center gains momentum, its research trajectory will be guided by the outcome of both our preliminary research projects and the feedback from the focused symposia organized by the Center.

Register for free at www.harvardcgbc.org/challengeconference.

Contact Name: 

Jenna Bjorkman

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

NEW! Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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