Localising the SDGs PhD Research Cohort

PhD students at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute are taking a closer look at how the SDGs framework can enable transformative change in different levels of society – from cities and urban spaces, to regional areas, and universities.

Our students are researching the ways in which people in different sectors are currently working with the SDGs, and they’re working to understand whether or not the SDGs are indeed leading to systemic change.

Topics include: the relationship between the SDGs and the transformative role of Higher Education Institutions towards sustainable development; the role the SDGs can play in changing the ways in which cities are planned and shaped; and the scope for transformative local action in implementing the SDGs.