Charles Lockwood (author)

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Charles Lockwood
BornAugust 31, 1948
Washington, D.C.
DiedMarch 28, 2012[1][2]
Topanga, California

Charles Lockwood (August 31, 1948 – March 28, 2012) was an American writer and consultant on green business strategies.[1][3][4] Born in Washington, D.C., Lockwood received a Bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, in 1970.


As a historian and journalist from 1970 to 1985, he has written articles for The New York Times, Society of Architectural Historians, Smithsonian, and other publications, ranging from architecture and real estate to urban history.[1] During these 15 years, he wrote six books on U.S. architecture and cities.[5] In 1973, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Lockwood became a real estate consultant in 1985. He provided consulting services to architectural firms, real estate companies, and professional services firms. During this period until 2003, he continued to publish articles on architecture and real estate,[6] for major publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.[7] He co-authored (with Christopher B. Leinberger) two cover stories for the Atlantic Monthly: "How Business is Reshaping America" - which identified the emergence of “urban villages”, also known as “edge cities"—mixed-use suburban developments, and "Los Angeles Comes of Age" in 1988, which he discussed Los Angeles’ emergence as a major world city.[8]

Starting in 2003, Lockwood advised clients on corporate sustainability issues,[9] and was a regular keynote speaker.[7] His article “Building the Green Way” was published in the June 2006 Harvard Business Review.[10]

Selected works[edit]

  • Charles Lockwood. (2003). The Green Quotient: Insights from Leading Experts on Sustainability. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute. ISBN 978-0-87420-121-5. This book consists of Lockwood's conversations with U.S. and international thinkers about sustainability for the business world and the built environment. Some are experts like three-time Pulitzer-winner Thomas L. Friedman.[7]
  • Charles Lockwood (1978). Suddenly San Francisco: The Early Years of an Instant City. San Francisco Examiner Division of the Hearst Corp. ISBN 0-89395-004-1.
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  • Charles Lockwood. Color plates by Madeleine Isom. (2003). Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House, 1783-1929 (2nd ed.). New York: Rizzoli. ISBN 0-8478-2522-1. An architectural and social history. First published by McGraw-Hill in 1972.
  • "Building Green Takes Root". The Wall Street Journal Green Special Section. October 29, 2007.
  • "The Blue-Collar Green-Building Boom". Harvard Business Review. May 2008.
  • "Building the Green Way". Harvard Business Review. June 2006.


  1. ^ a b c "Charles Lockwood, Who Wrote the Row-House Bible, Dies at 63". The New York Times. April 2, 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ Library of Congress. Name authority record for Charles Lockwood.
  3. ^ Greve, Frank (2006). "Green Revolution Sweeping the US Construction Industry". McClatchy Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2009-03-01.
  4. ^ "Last Word: Q&A with Charles Lockwood - Revitalizing the economy with new green strategies" (PDF). GBQ Summer 2009. Green Business Quarterly. June 2009. p. 82. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Bricks and Brownstones: The New York Row House 1783-1929 (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)". Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  6. ^ Pierce, Neal (2003). "Fewer Malls, More Towns, Suburbia's Future?". NAPA. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28.
  7. ^ a b c "Environment, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. ^ Mikulan, Steven (December 3, 2003). "Mr. Baloney Sandwich Comes of Age ... Again". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  9. ^ Robert W. Dalton (2008-11-15). "Sustainable growth concept highlighted". GoUpstate. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  10. ^ Laumer, John (20 June 2006). "Harvard Business Review: "Building the Green Way"". Tree Hugger. Retrieved 10 September 2009.

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