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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.

Featured Research
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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.
Featured Publication
An image from Tim Foster's fieldwork trip to Kenya.

Analysing community water in Kenya

Read a recently published open access article that examines the prevalence and determinants of financial contributions among water users in rural Kenya.
At a time when renewables are receiving front-page news treatment in Australia, this examination of what wind energy can deliver is most welcome.
ISF is designing a behaviour change communications campaign to reduce contamination and support innovative food waste management at UTS.
As increasing urban sprawl reduces food production in the Sydney basin a new report shows how planning tools could support peri-urban agriculture.
Transition scholars argue fundamental changes to social structures, culture and practices are needed to move us towards a sustainable future.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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t: +61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

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UTS Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007