Sustainable environment and communities
The Sustainability cluster of research aims to address issues related to sustainability, climate change, environmental policy, and resource management in the local, regional, national and global context.
The Institute has an important working relationship with the Urban Water Security Research Alliance (UWSRA) to address water scarcity and community attitudes towards this issue.
Below is a list of research projects associated with this cluster.
Within Australia and internationally, there is growing recognition that the physical design of educational facilities and institutions should accord with top pedagogical practices and the learning needs of students. Within Queensland, recent initiatives such as the State Schools of Tomorrow... Read more
With the global burden of disease, building the evidence base for the use of health services and what influences patterns of use is of critical policy importance. The emphasis on multidisciplinary care for people with chronic disease has stimulated interest in the use of allied health services by... Read more
This project focuses on the role of housing, housing policies and programs in how we understand, and where appropriate, address the challenges presented by spatial concentrations of disadvantage. This project will: 1. Seek to identify the ways in which social disadvantage has been conceptualised... Read more
This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to understand how political leaders and policy makers make the decisions that affect the implementation of water sensitive cities and enhance the capacity for influencing opinion formation and policy marking to facilitate progress... Read more
This project sought to understanding public attitudes towards waste, water and energy use and the psycho-social and socio-demographic influences on consumption, with the aim of highlighting the factors that have driven changes to attitudes and practices towards environmental sustainability over... Read more
This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to engage with the governance challenges of sustainable urban water management. This project analyses problems and challenges that are central for understanding and addressing the impediments to development of policy and... Read more
The systematic social analysis is a collaborative interdisciplinary project between UQ, CSIRO, Griffith University and Queensland government. The project encompassed a systematic social analysis of urban water management options, including recycled water for potable use and demand management... Read more
This project is part of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and seeks to accelerate transitions to Water Sensitive Cities by influencing behavior. This project focuses on household behavior that affects water consumption, quality and run off as an important part of the solution to the issues of... Read more
To extend the understanding of the social, psychological and cultural factors that influence risk perceptions and acceptance of alternative water supplies. The research will investigate the perceived risk dimensions most closely linked to acceptance and show how identity and climate change beliefs... Read more