Sustainability is a growing concern for civil society and has become a core consideration for the finance sector and all levels of government.
Transitioning towards a sustainable future requires multi-disciplinary approaches and creative thinking spanning policy, engagement, communications, the arts, and of course, planning, design and technology. Humanities scholarship is fundamental to this.
The Sustainable Futures Platform supports research, learning and engagement activities within the faculty and across the university, building on Curtin’s international reputation for leadership in this space.
Current focus areas include sustainable cities, urban and regional planning and design, climate policy, circular economy, environmental and energy humanities, localisation of the SDG’s, and sustainability in education.
The urgent need to respond to climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss in an equitable way highlights the importance of individual and collective action towards a more sustainable future. Humanities scholarship is committed to this agenda.
Sustainable Futures Student Research
Developing A Practice-led Policy Framework for Community Based Green Adaptation Strategy in Megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh
MD Ashikuzzama, a Higher Degree by Research student in the Curtin School of Design and the Built Environment, is exploring research that focuses on understanding the governance landscape of urban rooftop farming in megacities to integrate social innovation with local governments’ current approaches to sustainable development.
An urban rooftop farm offers individuals a personal recreational sanctuary, providing respite from the often-polluted urban environment. It facilitates social interactions by fostering the exchange of harvested produce, knowledge, and ideas among community members, promoting communal engagement and collaboration.
This study will demonstrate utilising a socially diffused practice into a formal pathway to make cities more liveable and resilient.
A socially diffused green adaption practice like roof-top farming, has immense potential in mobilizing local resources and ensuring a sustainable future for our cities in transition.
Curtin’s 2023 Sustainability Challenge partners with industry, garners recognition, and fosters eco-conscious solutions.
WACFC’s report addresses textile waste in WA, advocating a shift in fashion thinking for sustainable development. Supported by key organisations.
Changemakers for Sustainability is a five-day Curtin University Faculty of Humanities led challenge for year 11 and 12 students, created…
Curtin University Students focus on sustainability outcomes through Curtin’s Partnership with the Fremantle Dockers
Curtin students and Fremantle Dockers partnered on the Curtin University Sustainability Challenge for the 2025 renewable energy goal at the…
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