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.
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.
How do architectural ideas develop in response to energy systems? And how can new energy conditions propel architectural innovation? Berlin's Bauhaus Dessau provides a compelling case study.
Founding Faculty Director
Mark Alan Hughes leads the Kleinman Center as founding faculty director and publishes research 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.