SystemaMateria

Jugaad innovation has been hyped in the business world for a few years now. Jugaad comes from Hindi, and it refers to a type of innovation occurring mostly in rural areas of India, where people are improvising innovative solutions to pressing problems with minimal resources. This informal way...

Istanbul: A City Wi...

During this past spring break I traveled to Istanbul with a CBE colleague, two local developers and two Master of Real Estate graduate students to study how this trans-continental city is dealing with unprecedented urban growth.  This group was the 2012 Runstad Real Estate Research Fellows, ...

Furniture Sneak Peek

The Furniture Studio requires that each student design, develop and finish a full-scale piece of furniture.  Each furniture piece is an opportunity to produce a piece of Architecture writ small; recognizing the studio is offered within an architecture program the process of design, design...

Concrete Footprints

As director of the Carbon Leadership Forum I have been working over the last year with a diverse group of industry stakeholders (concrete suppliers, structural engineers, architects, industrial ecologists) to develop a standards to track and report the environmental footprint of concrete in a...