Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design

Wang, Bing. (2015) Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design. with A. Eugene Kohn as a contributor. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2015.

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Bing Wang

Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Design

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Within the global constellation of increasingly connected urban centers, shifts in cultural preferences, design thinking, and spatial signification often reflect parallel transitions in capital forces and economic realities, locally and across the globe. The premise of the Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design course at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design lies in the belief that globalization inexorably imposes unprecedented forces and tensions that directly impact the formation and production of the urban built environment.

The pedagogical focus of this course is twofold: to establish an intellectual framework for students to understand and embrace the interrelationship between real estate and design so that creativity and design thinking become a value-adding and differentiating component in real estate thought leadership and development; and to encourage students to rethink, anticipate, and reinvent practice paradigms in an academic setting that respond to exigent and transformative environmental, market, and cultural changes, while fully leveraging a semester-long, active engagement with contemporaneous but ever-shifting global urban contexts.

Keywords: real estate, design and design thinking, urban development

Suggested Citation

Wang, Bing, Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design (2015). Wang, Bing. (2015) Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design. with A. Eugene Kohn as a contributor. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2015. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3800625

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