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Cohousing for seniors - how does it work?

Cohousing is an approach to living focused on community. Learn how cohousing can address issues of affordability and accessibility here.

Potential toxins down the drain

Should companies be responsible for the harm caused by chemicals in the consumer products they make? Read more

How sustainable is veganism?

Is a plant-based diet the best way to reduce your environmental footprint? When it comes to food & sustainability, the answer isn’t black and white. Listen.

Sydney's Food Futures

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We all take for granted having fresh produce within easy reach, but what would you do if local food was under threat?  

Food grown locally provides employment and economic activity. It means less waste and food miles while retaining green space.

However competing needs for urban land are pushing food production out of the fertile Sydney Basin.

Find out more at sydneyfoodfutures.net

News

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At a time of increasing dissatisfaction with politicians, informed deliberation by citizens could help us reinvigorate our ailing democracy.
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Linking staff and students into real world sustainability projects has won Dr Dena Fam the 2017 UTS Green Hero award.
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Applications close soon for Australia’s first business acceleration program for clean energy startups.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

Research

We conduct project-based research for government, industry and community clients in Australia and internationally. 

Publications

Our researchers publish widely in academic journals, conference proceedings and elsewhere. 

Postgraduate program

Our award-winning postgraduate program for Masters and Doctoral research students is integral to our path to a better future.

Collaboration

Our achievements are the result of the collective efforts of everyone we work with - staff, HDR students, clients and partners. Find out how we can work together to achieve change.

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We work with industry, government and the community to create change towards sustainable futures through research and consultancy.

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Whether you have a problem that needs support or an idea for change, our innovative and solutions-focused approach can help you achieve it.

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The Wrap is our popular monthly newsletter featuring news about our most recent research, upcoming events and profiles of our researchers.