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Sustainable Futures

Envisioning and delivering transformations through research and innovation

Sustainable Futures works with regional, national, and international stakeholders to support transformations towards environmentally and socially just societies.

We achieve this through engaging individuals and communities in our research and by sharing our knowledge with those who can use it to make a difference.

Contact us at [email protected]

Research institutes, centres and groups

Global Sustainability Institute
Sustainable Futures research centres and groups
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Case studies

Find out more about some of the projects ARU staff have working on as part of the Sustainable Futures research theme.

Watch videos about some of our key projects


14 July 2023

BARIN in the field

The UK BARIN team are in the field from 15 July to 30 August. Our team has expanded, welcoming Dr Georgia Hole, dendrochronologist, and Dr Callum Pearce, anthropologist.

5 June 2023

Running Artfully Network (RAN) to hold event on running, art, and sustainability

Artists, writers, poets, social scientists, academics, runners, and non-runners are invited to join RAN for a networking day of active, artful presentations and provocations with a sustainable emphasis at ARU's Science Centre in Cambridge on 21 June 2023. Expect quick-fire presentations, provocations, physical activities, manifesto writing, connection, reflection, and more.

Find out more and book your place for RAN's Running Towards a Sustainable Future (not from our House on Fire) event
4 May 2023

Sustainable Futures announces speakers for first annual conference

The Sustainable Futures team have announced the speakers for their forthcoming conference on resilience to extreme events. Delegates will hear from professionals and experts on the themes of Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, and Infrastructure in Cambridge on 21-22 June 2023.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures Conference on resilience to extreme events
13 April 2023

Sustainable Futures to hold conference on resilience to extreme events

The Sustainable Futures team have organised a conference on resilience to extreme events. Taking place on ARU's Cambridge Campus on 21-22 June 2023, the event aims to bring together experts and professionals from around the globe to share knowledge and practical insights on how to prepare for, and respond to extreme events.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures Conference on resilience to extreme events
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