Areas of Focus

Harvard GSD Exec Ed: Global Programs - Areas of Focus

The following represents a sample of the possible areas of focus of a GSD Executive Education Custom Program:

Architecture and Design

  • Value creation through architecture and urban design
  • Designing schools, labs, clinics and emergency rooms of the future
  • Designing hotels, urban retail, and public spaces
  • Climate adapted design
  • New building materials and techniques

Urban Planning

  • Master planning
  • Transit systems - planning implications
  • Housing for seniors
  • Affordable housing
  • Redensification
  • Smart cities, connected cities
  • Healthy Cities

Real Estate

  • Real Estate Finance
  • International Real Estate Investing
  • Deal structures and PPPs
  • Mixed-Use Developments


  • Infrastructure finance
  • Integrated project development
  • Mega projects - airports, city centers, business districts
  • Waterfronts and ports

Leadership and Strategy

  • Organizational leadership and alignment
  • Leading through change and crises
  • Strategy and tactics

For More Information

Browse our recent program offerings to determine which topics may be of interest.

View a list of our past clients.

Harvard GSD works directly with the company or organization that will be sending participants to our programs. We do not work with tour operators, consultants, or third parties.

For questions or for further information, please contact Dr. Rena Fonseca, Director,, tel. (+1) 617-496-3695.