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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.
Promoting more sustainable plant-based foods and reducing demand for meat and dairy products will be essential to feed billions of people and avoid serious and ongoing global food security impacts, warn Professor Stuart White and Dr Dana Cordell in a new book published this month.
Our cities are increasingly dependent on phosphorus, an essential nutrient to grow food. They also generate phosphorus-rich organic waste. Visiting scholar Dr. Geneviève Metson is currently mapping the sources and demands for phosphorus in the Greater Sydney basin as part of a project that aims to bring together the waste management, urban planning and food production sectors to manage this critical resource
The concept of the circular economy is receiving great interest in business, political and environmental circles. So what is the circular economy and why should Australians care about it? Find out at the World Resources Forum Asia-Pacific
Following last year's successful program of sustainable transport short courses, ISF is offering two more courses in 2015 for practitioners from any background wishing to broaden their skills in sustainable transport practice methods

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