Sustainable and Resilient Futures

FUTURE THINKERS

About us

Members of the Sustainable & Resilient Futures Network share a common aspiration: to address pressing global challenges through research and innovation that contribute to sustainable and resilient societies and environments. 

Sustainability, in all its forms, is fundamental for societies to thrive. Concerns regarding humanity’s increasing destabilisation of the Earth and its resources, and of growing societal inequalities at local and global scales, remain central in current debates. 

Climate change, socio-economic inequality, rights to resources and their distribution between human and non-human species, are major global issues that lie at the heart of the Sustainable & Resilient Futures agenda, aligning with and addressing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Most specifically, the COP26 conference in Glasgow fostered intra and international commitments to achieving net zero emissions targets and protecting communities and habitats from the worst effects of climate change. These are key areas of research among Network members. 

More broadly, the Network draws on expertise from across the University that seek to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient world.

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News

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1 November 2021

Professor Rajat Gupta contributes to COP26 panel discussions

Professor Rajat Gupta has been involved in two panel discussions at COP26, considering the key issues for ensuring proper integration of climate adaptation in buildings and how communities can work together to play a more active role in the future energy system.

Research themes

  • Climate resilience
  • Sustainable resources
  • Cities and infrastructure
  • Society, justice and behavioural change
  • Institutions and governance
  • Education and skills development.

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People

Professor Rajat Gupta

Professor Rajat Gupta

Network Chair, Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change, Director of OISD and LCB Group.

Dr Esra Kurul

Dr Esra Kurul

Network Co-Lead, Reader in Organisational Studies in the Built Environment.

Dr Mel Nowicki

Dr Mel Nowicki

Network Co-Lead, Senior Lecturer in Urban Geography.

Work with the network

Are you interested in collaborating with us? Are you seeking an expert to consult? Or looking for a guest speaker relating to sustainable and resilient futures? Would you like to find out more about the network or any of our projects? If so please get in touch with us.

Contact us

Sustainable and Resilient Futures

srfutures@brookes.ac.uk

Media enquiries

pr@brookes.ac.uk