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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.

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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.
Community wash room in Indonesia

Making pathogens visible

Read our open-access paper about pathogen hazards from the largely un-noticed effluents discharged from wastewater treatment systems commonly used in Indonesia (and other developing countries.
UTS and Meshed have deployed an Ultimo-based public access open data network to accelerate the city’s innovation, sustainability, economic development and community engagement outcomes.
Professor Stuart White's report on drought response in Australia, "Managing Drought: Learning From Australia", was recently translated into Portuguese for use by NGOs and water planners in Brazil.
ISF is currently offering short courses in Travel Planning and Integrated Transport and Land Use.
A recent competition held by ISF invited new designs for climate adaptive bus shelters.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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Researchers & professional staff
Postgraduate researchers
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Contact us

t: + 61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

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UTS Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

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