Zero Waste Research Centre for Sustainable Design & Behaviour, sd+b
To do excellent research in sustainable cities and to become a source of broad-based authoritative information and a forum for international collaboration.
Our priority research areas are in:
- Resilient urbanization, especially in the Asia-Pacific region
- Integrated sustainable design
- Healthy cities for an ageing population
- This research group develops solutions for resilient built environments and a better understanding of complex urban systems. The work identifies behavioural, technological and urban design options for managing climate change impacts in cities, through evidence-based and solutions-focused interventions.
Centre Director is Professor Steffen Lehmann, who is a well-known architect, engineer and urbanist.
The Centre is supported by Post-Doc Research Fellows and Research Assistants; it currently supervises 10 PhD students.
The Centre has a highly focused, impactful research agenda. It undertakes research that is funded through competitively won, peer-reviewed grant awards, where every project is collaboration with government and industry partners. The work has influenced corporate behaviour, municipality's policies and legislation, delivering important impact and research results.