Research & Teaching

November 28, 2017
Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St., Cambridge
The Harvard Global Health Institute presents "New Perspectives on Urban Heat" with John Spengler, Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, HSPH.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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October 20, 2017
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
The Harvard Graduate School of Design invites you to a panel discussion on managing, describing, and anticipating future urban disaster featuring Alejandra M. Castrodad-Rodriguez, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico (joining us by Skype) and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, Director, Marvel Architects (San Juan) and the former Director of Planning and Development for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (joining us by Skype). The conversation will be moderated locally by Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
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October 25, 2017
Askwith Lecture Room, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations will host academic and cultural events with global or international themes. Please join President Drew Faust and a panel of experts in a conversation about the future of cities.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm
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November 7, 2017
CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
The Boston Area Sustainability Group presents "Resilience & Our Built Environment," in which guest speakers will share select frameworks and strategies used by decision-makers to determine the resilience of the built environment around us and how it can either support or undermine our social and economic objectives. In the wake of an unprecedented season of concentrated and extreme environmental disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, heat waves, drought, flooding and forest fires – this presentation will address a question that looms large for millions of people: How on earth do we fix the systems we have or, in some cases, rebuild after these disasters?
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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November 1, 2017
Pierce 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
The Harvard-China Project hosts Guan Chenghe, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-China Project; Research Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design who will discuss "Does Neighborhood-Scale Urban Form Influence Non-Motorized Transport in China? Toward Walkable Low-Carbon Cities."
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:45pm
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October 3, 2017
Gund 112, Gund Hall, GSD, 42-48 Quincy St., Cambridge
Clare Lyster and Mason White join Charles Waldheim, Daniel Ibañez, and others to discuss the recently released volume, Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
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February 16, 2017
Haller Hall (102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge
"The Crown Joules: Energetics, Ecology, and Evolution in Humans and Other Primates" with Herman Pontzer, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
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March 2, 2017
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"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.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:30pm
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November 30, 2016
Williams Room, Spangler Bldg, HBS, Soldiers Field, Boston
Renowned real estate developer Jonathan Rose will lead an informal conversation about his new book at the Harvard Business School.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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November 21, 2016
Room 518, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
Join Harvard GSD for a screening of the documentary film AFTER THE LAST RIVER, followed by a conversation with Director Victoria Lean and Producer Jade Blair.
Monday, November 21, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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October 20, 2016
Weld Hill Research Bldg, 1300 Centre St., Roslindale
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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October 19, 2016
Science Center Hall B, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:30pm
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November 3, 2016 to November 4, 2016
Piper Auditorium, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
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)
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October 18, 2016
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
The Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) hosts its 2nd Annual Lecture featuring Richard Rogers, a founding partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30pm
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November 21, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi" with Gökçe Gunel (Columbia University).
Monday, November 21, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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November 14, 2016
100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
"Ruderal Ecologies: Re-Thinking Urban Infrastructure in a World of Rubble" with Bettina Stoetzer (MIT).
Monday, November 14, 2016 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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September 10, 2016
Starr Auditorium, Belfer 200, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
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.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11, 2016
Stubbins Room, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
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.
Friday, March 11, 2016 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
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March 10, 2016
FXB G-12, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston
Dr. Joseph Allen and Dr. Memo Cedeno, both of HSPH, will discuss "Merging Building Science with Health Science."
Thursday, March 10, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
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November 13, 2015
51 Brattle Street, 2nd Floor, Grossman Common Room, Cambridge
A Green Exchange event.
Friday, November 13, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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November 17, 2015
Cruft 309, 15 Oxford St., Cambridge
Tom Graedel, Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, presents “The Periodic Table of Criticality and its Relationship to Product Design.”
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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October 27, 2015
CGIS Knafel, Bowie-Vernon Room K262, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge
A conference presented by the Harvard University Asia Center and the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
9:00am to 5:30pm
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October 27, 2015
Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
Jonathan Thompson, Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest, will discuss “Changes to the Land: Four Scenarios for the Future of the Massachusetts Landscape.”
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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November 5, 2015
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
CGBC Inaugural Lecture featuring Lord Norman Foster
Thursday, November 5, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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November 6, 2015
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge
The Harvard Graduate School of Design presents their fall conference, "Sustainability in Scandinavia."
Friday, November 6, 2015 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
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October 16, 2015
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham
Peter Del Tredici, Arnold Arboretum and Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss “Urban Nature: Human Nature.”
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 11:00am
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September 18, 2015
Harvard Forest Seminar Room, 324 N. Main Street, Petersham
David Buckley Borden, Artist & Landscape Architect, Cambridge, will discuss “Hybrid Vigor: Ecology x Art x Design.”
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:00am
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September 21, 2015
Weld Hill Lecture Hall, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre St., Boston
Rosetta Sarah Elkin, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss “Beyond Restoration: Planting Coastal Infrastructure.”
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:10pm
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October 7, 2015
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge
Join a panel of thought leaders from Boston and beyond to examine how Boston will manage the impending impacts of climate change.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
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June 29, 2015
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
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
Monday, June 29, 2015 -
8:15am to 6:30pm
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May 9, 2015
China Trade Center, 2 Boylston Street, Boston
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh invites you and your neighbors to "Help Shape the City's Transportation Future"
Saturday, May 9, 2015 (All day)
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April 1, 2015
Kresge G1 (Snyder Auditorium), Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute of Columbia University, will speak on Food in the Age of Sustainable Development.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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March 24, 2015
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Dr. Lipchin focuses his research and teaching on issues of conflict and cooperation on transboundary water and environmental problems facing Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
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April 3, 2015
Tufts University, Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston
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.
Friday, April 3, 2015 (All day)
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February 27, 2015
Harvard Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street 1st Floor, Cambridge
The Symposium will feature 20 Harvard faculty members from 8 schools and a dozen departments giving 7 minute "speed presentations" on their current Food+ research
Friday, February 27, 2015 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
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March 30, 2015
Calderwood Pavilion, Wimberley Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St, Boston
“The Future of the City: Can Cities be the Key to a Greener World?”
Monday, March 30, 2015 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
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February 26, 2015
Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Fort Point Room, Boston
Join A Better City at the release of their new report: Enhancing Resilience in Boston: A Guide for Large Buildings and Institutions; and its compendium online resiliency toolkit.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 -
8:30am to 10:30am
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February 17, 2015
Land Hall, Fourth Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
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.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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April 28, 2015
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston
An Arnold Arboretum lecture with Ann Forsyth, PhD, Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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February 9, 2015
OCS Conference Room, 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge
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.
Monday, February 9, 2015 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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April 27, 2015
Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Antoine Picon (Harvard, GSD), "Cities, Technologies and Political Imaginaries"
Monday, April 27, 2015 -
12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 24, 2015
Sackler Museum Lecture Hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge
With Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. In conversation with Professor Jerold S. Kayden
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
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January 15, 2015
Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge
“Urban Water Supply-Demand Management Under Uncertainty: A Portfolio-Based Approach Applied to Melbourne, Australia and Kunming, China”
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 3:30pm
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November 14, 2014
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
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
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
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October 28, 2014
Room 112 (Stubbins) Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Energy Infrastructure: Next Generation Planning Perspectives
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (All day)
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October 27, 2014
Room 112 (Stubbins) Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Energy Infrastructure: Next Generation Planning Perspectives
Monday, October 27, 2014 (All day)
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November 7, 2014
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
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.
Friday, November 7, 2014 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
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September 13, 2014
Northeastern University, International Village, Room 022, 1155 Tremont Street, Boston
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.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
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September 22, 2014
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston
With Paige Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Monday, September 22, 2014 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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July 22, 2014
Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The program covers climate change basics that designers need to understand in order to address projects at the scale of buildings, neighborhoods, and communities.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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July 9, 2014
Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
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.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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July 14, 2014
Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
This course explores the use of computerized energy simulation in pursuit of high-performance building design.
Monday, July 14, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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July 17, 2014
Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
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.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
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