One of the key characteristics that sets the program apart is its unique alliance between industry and academics. The contributions of the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board are developed in tandem with research initiatives at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
These include courses offered in association with the Zofnass Program, publications exploring developments in the field, case studies, conferences, workshops, and books.
Infrastructure Sustainability and Design
Editors: Spiro Pollalis, Andreas Georgoulias, Stephen Ramos, and Daniel Schodek
Hardcover: 360 pages. Published January 23rd 2012 by Routledge
Towards the Development of a Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure: a Checklist or a Decision-Making Tool?
Georgoulias A., J. Allen, L. Farley. J. Kher Kaw, I. Mladenova (2010 Cities of the Future conference, Boston, MA)
Comparative Analysis of 6 Existing Building Sustainability Rating Systems
Jennings R., S. Doyle, H. Wasilowsky
Paper on Urban Simulation Techniques
Doyle S. (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Urban Simulation and the High Line
L. Farley (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Lower Manhattan Expressway, Georgoulias A. and A. Khawaja
Hong Kong International Airport, Georgoulias A. and J. Chapman
The Sustainable Systems Integration Model of AECOM, Georgoulias A., L. Farley, M. Ikegami
Lakeview Bluffs Development, Georgoulias A. and S. Polalis
GSD6339: Towards a Sustainable Infrastructure, Spring 2011
GSD1401: Looking to the Future: Design, Sustainability, and Growth in Northern Greece. GSD studio, Fall 2010
GSD5333: Sustainable New Cities, Fall 2010
GSD9206a02: Towards a Sustainable Infrastructure, Spring 2010
HBS/GSD: Integrating Business and Design for Sustainable Development, Winter 2010
GSD1401: The Greek City of Edessa: Search for a Sustainable Future. GSD studio, Fall 2009
GSD1404: Towards an Industrial Ecology for New Caofeidian. GSD studio, Fall 2009
Pollalis S. & Georgoulias A., Assessment Methodologies for Sustainable New Cities.
2nd EnviroCities conference on Green Cities, Dubai, UAE. November 2010
Pollalis S. & Georgoulias A., How to Improve the Quality of Human Life and Technology in Future City.
Green Growth for Generation with Information Technology, 2010 Ubiquitous Eco City, Incheon Free Economic Zone, Korea. September 2010
Pollalis S., The Zofnass System for Assessing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects.
Infrastructure Sustainability and Design Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. April 2010
The latest workshop with SIAB Members present took place on April 21, 2011 and was themed "Sustainable Infrastructure: Who Pays? Who Benefits?"
This workshop explored the idea that Infrastructure aims primarily to achieve socio-economic objectives but should also be environmentally friendly. It consisted of a panel that addressed the balance between socio-economic and environmental priorities in large-scale infrastructure projects and examined how to build a compelling argument for sustainable infrastructure development, focusing on costs and benefits.
This workshop featured extensive dialogue and interaction between all members present, with invaluable input from SIAB members. Feel free to browse photos from the event here.