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


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

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Solar System Solar Panel

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.

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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.

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