The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), founded in 2004, is one of the UK's largest research institutes dedicated to sustainable development research in the built and natural environments. OISD, which consists of six distinct research groups, addresses the multiple dimensions of sustainable development and the synergies and processes that link them, through a multi- and interdisciplinary approach.
OISD has a key mission to undertake funded research on sustainability in the built and natural environments at all scales, addressing the multiple dimensions of sustainable development (social, economic, environmental and governance) and the synergies and processes that link them. Its aim is to advance knowledge and practice on sustainable environments by:
- Developing concepts, designs, technical and process approaches;
- Informing policy debates nationally and internationally;
- Developing an empirical evidence base; and
- Contributing to enhanced stakeholder participation.