Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Report

Healthy and sustainable cities: issues and opportunities in Melbourne’s knowledge system to transition to a healthy and sustainable city

This report is to inform the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) on potential future themes and activities to support Melbourne transitioning toward a more sustainable and healthier city.
Discussion paper

Australia's clean economy future: costs and benefits

This cost-benefit analysis finds that developing clean economies, whilst tackling climate change, will actually deliver economic benefits.
Report

Melbourne: how big, how fast and at what cost?

Melbourne is undergoing a high rate of population growth, when compared with international cities in developed countries. This paper documents the impact of population growth on income earning capacity and on some social outcomes.
Discussion paper

Growing a clean economy: opportunities for Australian states and territories

This paper presents opportunities for state and territory-level governments to work towards fostering strong economies that facilitate deep emissions reductions by 2050.
Video

Resilience in the face of sustainability crises: is innovation the problem or the answer?

Professor Lars Coenen delivered this year's annual MSSI Oration on Tuesday 20 November. As his research on innovative cities and regions in Europe and Australia shows, Coenen highlights that we urgently need to rethink what innovation is and how to go about it.