Net Zero Precincts: An interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities

In partnership with Engie Services Australia, Monash City Council, Local Governments for Sustainability - Oceania and the CSIRO, this project will help cities and urban regions reach net zero emissions by taking the precinct as an optimal scale for urban transition. This project expects to co-create a new approach grounded in transition management and design anthropology.

“I am delighted to be part of this innovative and ambitious project. Net Zero Precincts will bring Design Anthropology together with Transition Management approaches to confront one of our key contemporary challenges - the shift to net zero emissions”

Professor Sarah Pink, Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab

Expected outcomes include a validated approach for net zero transitions that delivers to the real-life experiences of the precinct community of business, government, knowledge institutes and civil society. This should provide significant benefits to industry seeking to enhance community engagement for accelerating urban transitions'.

The living lab is particularly exciting, and it will play a critical role in advancing research on reducing emissions.

Net Zero research team

Rob Raven, Sarah Pink, Geoffrey Webb, Megan Farrelly, Ariel Liebman, Selby Coxon and Peter Graham


Net Zero Precincts: an interdisciplinary approach to decarbonising cities


Contact: Rob Raven