Smarter sustainable cities
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 aims to build resilient and sustainable cities.
Griffith’s strong teaching and research activities prepare our students and support our research experts in addressing the needs of cities and communities.
Sustainable Development Goals Explained
Sustainable cities and communities
Griffith University has audited all undergraduate teaching programs, identifying key word matches against each SDG. Our top degrees for this SDG are:
- Bachelor of Architectural Design
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Gold Coast Campus)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Nathan Campus)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science (Gold Coast Campus)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science (Nathan Campus)
- Bachelor of Environmental Science (Gold Coast Campus)
- Bachelor of Environmental Science (Nathan Campus)
- Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Marine Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science Advanced
- Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Gold Coast Campus)
- Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Nathan Campus)
Our world-class research around urban planning and development, renewable energy and storage, intelligent infrastructure, quality places and transforming communities, smart cities, coastal resilience and urban water, align closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Research Centres and Institutes
Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up
Renewable energy is driving profound changes in cities. Griffith’s researchers Dr Tony Matthews and Associate Professor Jason Byne discuss the role planners can play in addressing the challenges and opportunities.
The future of our cities is in good hands
In July 2016, Griffith launched its new Cities Research Centre. Focusing on three main themes the world’s cities grapple with, the centre focuses on building intelligent infrastructure, creating quality places for people to live and work and managing growing diversity.