"Hidden Air: Urbanization, the Built Environment and Indoor Air Quality in China" with Gary Adamkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Department of Environment Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Can nature—in all its unruly wildness—be an integral part of creative landscape design? With beautiful images, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. Hosted by the Arnold Arboretum.
HUCE and National Geographic invite you to a special pre-release screening and discussion of the documentary film, Before the Flood. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
The Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure invites students and faculty to their Planning Sustainable Cities Conference and book launch. The conference will be a great platform to discuss our infrastructure-based approach to city planning as it is presented in the book.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 (All day) to Friday, November 4, 2016 (All day)
The aim of this conference is to map emerging technologies that could address global grand challenges, review their disruptive characteristics, identify potential sources of social concern, and outline business models and public policies on how to address the social concerns.
This conference, hosted by the Graduate School of Design, investigates the impact of codes, concerned with mapping of environments, demarcation of legal territories, operational protocols of logistics and risk management, and codes of building and subtraction.
The Wyss Institute's 6th annual international symposium will focus on the recent development and near-term impact of bioinspired robots that self-organize, respond and adapt to their environment, enhance movement, and interact in a seamless way with humans to improve health and society
The event will bring together water experts from across the country to discuss issues and solutions to today’s water challenges. This year, the event includes special guest and co-host, the ClearWater Initiative, an organization actively working to expand clean water access in Uganda.
This event features four short films that highlight innovative strategies for building disaster resilience in several major Asian cities (Bangkok, Da Nang, Phnom Penh, and Surat), followed by a panel discussion featuring academics and practitioners with expertise in disaster risk reduction and urban planning and policy.
Come to this discussion featuring diverse design professionals to learn more about this innovative career field. You'll learn about design-based thinking, and hear first-hand about career paths and opportunities with design firms.
TED-style talks about engineering, technology, and innovation with a keynote speech by Hiroshii Ishii, Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, and talks by Dr. Michael Aziz, Dr. David Keith, electroninks, Rayger, and more
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 thought-leaders within academia and industry.
Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system.
This course focuses on daylighting in an architectural context, stressing the integration of daylight with other sustainable design concerns such as solar gain control, electric lighting energy use, and occupant comfort, demonstrating how they can collectively act as form-givers for architecture.
This comprehensive two-day course addresses the most effective arguments, techniques, and tools for reshaping places in support of walking, biking, and transit. The course will focus in great depth on ten strategies for making better places, how to do a walkability plan, and a brief design charrette with a trendsetting local planning director.