The Global Institute of Sustainability focuses on research that is useful to the greater community from Phoenix to around the world. The Institute also connects researchers with practitioners from business, industry, municipalities, and government to collaborate on planning for sustainability challenges of urban growth, environmental protection, resource management, and social and economic development.
A world-class research facility and decision lab for exploring and understanding decision-making in uncertain systems, the Decision Theater uses state-of-the-art visualization, simulation, and collaboration tools to address emerging global sustainability challenges facing arid urban regions.
This collaborative project is building greater knowledge and understanding of the bidirectional interactions between global environmental change and cities, present at local, regional, and global scales, and integrating the work of decision makers, practitioners, and academic researchers.
The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives utilize the brightest minds in sustainability science to develop solutions to real-world problems throughout the globe.
To advance and implement sustainability as a core value throughout planning, development, policy, and operations, the Sustainable Cities Network brings together cities, towns, tribal nations, and county governments to share and track best practices in sustainability, provide training and information, and create a bridge between ASU's research and front-line challenges of sustainability.
ASU partnerships with educators and communities to bring sustainability education to K-12 schools. Through a variety of programs and experiences, students and teachers learn as they participate in scientific research in conjunction with ASU scientists and researchers.
In addition to bringing world renowned thinkers from academia, business, and government to ASU, the Global Institute of Sustainability regularly presents its own research to the public and engages the community in dialogues to address sustainability challenges.
The Global Institute of Sustainability attends, exhibits, supports, or sponsors sustainability-related conferences locally, nationally, and around the world.