Zero Waste Research Centre for Sustainable Design & Behaviour, sd+b
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.
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.