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The Centre for Sustainable Communities (CSC) contributes to sustainable social, cultural and economic development by providing research and professional development services to communities, government and the private sector. Our name signals our link to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and reflects the University of Canberra’s contributions to evidence-based sustainable development at a population, community, school system and family level. Our strengths are collaborative and participatory research in rural, regional and community contexts, local and international.

Through our partnerships we:

  • Build sustainable environmental, social, cultural and economic capacity through partnership in research and development
  • Identify needs and capacities in local contexts using processes which respect action learning and collaboration
  • Develop strategies for change in response to changing environmental, social, cultural and economic contexts
  • Build leadership and professional networks that support sustainable and cooperative endeavours in communities.

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Our Activities