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Institute for Sustainable Futures

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.

There are several ways we can work together with you to create change towards sustainable futures.

We draw on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, creating practical solutions to real world problems. Our research spans ten broad research areas and we have been involved in several large groundbreaking research projects.

The Institute supports PhD and Masters postgraduate study by research that addresses complex societal problems and the challenges of creating change towards a sustainable future.

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Major projects

We have led many groundbreaking and high-profile research projects in collaboration with governments, businesses and communities seeking to create change towards sustainable futures.
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World Resources Forum

Join us in Sydney for the inaugural World Resources Forum Asia-Pacific on 1-2 June 2015 and be part of conquering the waste challenge through productivity and innovation.
We are providing academic support for an internship on child and youth well-being and community development. Applications to ChildFund Australia close 31 July 2015.
Urban water planners and policy makers around the world are wrestling with the challenge of moving to an integrated urban water management approach. One which enhances livability - where residents get to enjoy an urban landscape that consists of green open spaces, trees to keep the concrete jungle cool, and a water system that is resilient to drought and disruptions.
Next month researchers from ISF will be joining other experts, opinion leaders and decision makers in Stockholm for World Water Week, the annual focal point for exchanging ideas, fostering new thinking and developing solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
Finding out how community pharmacists could help reduce cardiovascular disease in Australia is the focus of a project that has brought together two UTS Postdoctoral Research Fellows from different disciplines: ISF's Dr Dena Fam and the Graduate School of Health’s Dr Daniel Sabater Hernandez.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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