We are a university research institute that has been creating change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients since 1997.
Our researchers and professional staff come from varied backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, management, economics, science, the social sciences, international studies and political studies.
Most have worked in both government and commercial environments, so we know how to deliver independent and practical solutions to suit the needs of a diverse range of clients.
We are small enough to offer our clients personalised service and large enough to offer a diversity of research skills.
Our unique postgraduate program nurtures and develops the brightest, most curious minds, giving them the skills to navigate the complex multidisciplinary environment of creating change towards sustainable futures.
Our key research areas are:
- Cities and Buildings
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Energy Futures
- Food Futures
- International Development
- Natural Resources and Ecosystems
- Resource Futures
- Social Change
- Urban Water Futures
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