Local SDGs: A framework for charting pathways to sustainability to future-proof local communities

  • Bryan, Brett (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Malek Pour, Shirin (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project will develop a framework for enhancing the economic, social and environmental sustainability of local communities in regional Australia. The project will undertake comprehensive case studies using mixed methods to assess options for improving multiple socio-economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability for two very different regional Victorian communities, each facing unique challenges. Widespread uptake of our general framework for charting pathways to local sustainability can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the ground up.
Short titleLocal SDGs
Effective start/end date31/05/1921/01/22


  • Ian Potter Foundation: A$580,000.00
  • Deakin University: A$313,746.00
  • Monash University – Internal University Contribution: A$42,370.00


  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Regional Planning
  • Futures Studies
  • SDG 11
  • SDG 17
  • SDG 9
  • Adaptive Planning