Prof. Dr. Avi Friedman Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainability Research as of 1 June 2022

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Avi Friedman has been appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainability Research.


Avi Friedman began his studies at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology in 1980 (first in class/cum laude), his Master of Architecture from McGill University and his Doctorate in 1987 from Université de Montréal. In 1988 he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program at the McGill School of Architecture, where he is a professor. He is also an Honorary Professor in Lancaster University in the U.K.


Dr. Friedman’s research interests focus on factors which influence the design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including market acceptance, construction, and resource efficiency. For his research he was awarded the Progressive Architecture Research Award, the J.-Armand-Bombardier Prize for Technological Innovation, and the Manning Innovation Award of Distinction.


Avi Friedman has published extensively in both academic and trade publications. He has authored 23 books as well as peer-reviewed articles on subjects ranging from prefabrication and construction technology to suburban planning and space management, for academic journals. He has been invited to address international meetings in most of which he was a keynote speaker. Dr. Friedman is a member of the editorial board of architectural journals and authored research monographs and articles in trade publications in the US and Canada. He is also a columnist for several media outlets.

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