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Prof. Rahul Mehrotra delivers TED Talk on "The architectural wonder of impermanent cities"

Every 12 years, a megacity springs up in India for the Kumbh Mela religious festival -- what's built in ten weeks is completely disassembled in one. What can we learn from this fully functioning, temporary settlement? In a visionary talk, urban designer Rahul Mehrotra explores the benefits of building impermanent cities that can travel, adapt or even disappear, leaving the lightest possible footprint on the planet.

 

WGBH-PBS News Hour features Prof. Ali Malkawi and HouseZero

Take a look inside "the most energy-efficient building in the world," designed by Professor Ali Malkawi, founding director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.

 

Prof. Bing Wang discusses AI and Big Data at the ULI  Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium

(5/6/2019) “Big data and AI can dramatically facilitate our capacity to predict what would happen to real estate values.”  Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment and GSD Executive Education Faculty Co-Chair Bing Wang recently discussed her research on data modeling for real estate price movements and urban foot-traffic at the Urban Land Institute's Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium in Shenzhen, China. Her cutting-edge research has recently won the 2018 Best Manuscript Prize (sponsored by NAIOP) and 2016 Best Paper Prize from the American Real Estate Society.