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Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)

As a joint initiative of Zero Waste SA and UniSA, The Zero Waste SA Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b) has a series of major projects currently underway, focusing on waste reduction and consumption, low carbon living and behaviour change, and design-led approaches to more sustainable cities, including buildings and precincts.

Our collaborative, cross-disciplinary research spans UniSA's Education, Arts and Social Sciences and Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment divisions. We also collaborate with government, communities and industry, providing a forum to explore complex material and social issues.

We nurture a culture of innovation in which our researchers, including many PhD students, thrive, making us a hub of international research expertise for creating more sustainable societies. We also have close links to the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, a joint partnership between UniSA and Tianjin University, and DESIS, an international association of design schools and researchers involved in social innovation and sustainable design.

Unmaking Waste 2015 Conference

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    Research with us

    Learn more about our research into sustainability. Discover opportunities for undertaking your PhD or other collaborative research here at the sd+b Centre.

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  • Master of Sustainable Design

    Master of Sustainable Design

    The Sustainable Design Masters program is intended for any graduate of a design or art related field of expertise

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    We encourage you to get in contact with us here at the sd+b Centre to discuss your research or sustainability ideas.

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  • News and events

    News and events

    Unmaking Waste: Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place.

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  • Publications


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  • Scholarship opportunities

    Scholarship opportunities

    Sustain your studies with $10,000 to help make your design and sustainability dreams a reality.

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