Sustainability and the Built Environment

Please join Harvard faculty, students, and alumni for a hands-on exploration of Harvard’s work with respect to sustainability and the built environment, hosted by the Graduate School of Design. This is an opportunity to foster new connections among faculty, to identify curriculum and research opportunities for students and to explore ways academic research can help the University and community adapt to climate change.

The primary goals are to  1) share what faculty are doing in sustainability, particularly with respect to buildings, campuses, cities, and landscapes; and 2) learn how Harvard might be a test bed for research and teaching related to energy and climate impacts on infrastructure.

This pointed and interactive program involves a short plenary, three breakouts led faculty, and closing synthesis of the workshop. The full agenda ishere.

Details:  April 10, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (followed by reception); The Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St. room 112.

Please respond to this short invitation letting us know your plans.


Heather Henriksen, Director, Harvard Office for Sustainability
Prof. Richard A Peiser, GSD
Prof. Jack Spengler, HSPH
Prof. Christoph Reinhart, MIT
Prof. John Macomber, HBS

The faculty organizers of this program wish to acknowledge the vital assistance, both intellectual and financial, of:

Harvard University Center for the Environment
Harvard Office for Sustainability
and the Real Estate Academic Initiative