Cities & Buildings
Where we live and where we work are critical to who we are. How we power, organize, and move within these spaces is a key part of our energy story.
More than a billion people worldwide live in informal settlements and lack proper access to energy. This case study explores energy poverty in the slums of Accra, Ghana, where illegal electrical hookups are the norm. How can we reverse this trend while providing safe, reliable, and affordable energy to all?
Why the real estate community must consider investing more capital into the climate tech ecosystem—and how some companies are paving the way.
The percentage of U.S. homes heated with electricity has increased steadily from 1% in 1950 to 40% in 2020. New research explores the implications of this increase for a growing number of policies aimed at electrifying buildings.
Behind the facades of old buildings may very well be the secret to accelerating climate progress. Learn how laws must change to unleash the potential of “the greenest buildings”—those already built.
Mark Alan Hughes
Founding Faculty Director
Mark Alan Hughes leads the Kleinman Center as founding faculty director and writes on topics ranging from deep decarbonization to the future of Philadelphia's energy landscape. He is also a professor of practice at the Weitzman School.