Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities

Unlocking grassroots action for a sustainable future

The Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities' (SISC) mission is to spotlight the various important roles and experiences of communities across different transition pathways towards a sustainable society and planet.

SISC aims to:

  • Assess the distribution, prevalence and scale of grassroots innovations for sustainability.
  • Examine the characteristics of different grassroots innovations for sustainability, the value streams they afford and to whom, as well as the drivers and barriers they face.
    Explore the relative strengths and weaknesses of different grassroots innovations for sustainability across different contexts and from a variety of perspectives.
  • Collaborate with practitioners to formulate evidence-based solutions to unlock grassroots action for a sustainable future.
  • Outline transition pathways to sustainability that empower and enrich communities.
  • Connect stakeholders across different sectors and countries, to support the creation, exchange and application of knowledge to support sustainable communities.

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For all enquiries, please contact SISC @

sbs-sisc@strath.ac.uk 

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Introduction to the Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities

Professor Matthew Hannon and Dr Jennifer Roberts give an introduction to the Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities.

Further information on Sustainable Communities

Latest news, blog and media

  • Official launch of the Institute for Sustainable Communities

    This week we had the official launch of the Institute for Sustainable Communities

    21 May 2024

  • SISC activities at All Energy

    This week, SISC members have been busy at the All-Energy Conference, at Local Energy Scotland's Community and Local Energy Show Floor Theatre.

    16 May 2024

  • Empowering partnerships @ Foundation Scotland

    SISC Research Assistant Rebecca Gowens spoke about our recent work with Foundation Scotland investigating whether and how the design and governance of community benefit funds impact their outcomes. This was part of the session about how to build empowering partnerships for a net zero future.

    15 May 2024

  • New report: Community participation for community benefits from natural capital projects

    The Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities has released its first report on Community participation for community benefits from natural capital projects. The work reviews best practice approaches for facilitating community inclusion and participation to generate lasting community benefit from nature-based projects. We advise ten guiding principles that should shape community participation in natural capital projects.

    15 May 2024

  • Official launch of the Institute for Sustainable Communities

    This week we had the official launch of the Institute for Sustainable Communities

    21 May 2024

  • SISC activities at All Energy

    This week, SISC members have been busy at the All-Energy Conference, at Local Energy Scotland's Community and Local Energy Show Floor Theatre.

    16 May 2024

  • Empowering partnerships @ Foundation Scotland

    SISC Research Assistant Rebecca Gowens spoke about our recent work with Foundation Scotland investigating whether and how the design and governance of community benefit funds impact their outcomes. This was part of the session about how to build empowering partnerships for a net zero future.

    15 May 2024

  • New report: Community participation for community benefits from natural capital projects

    The Strathclyde Institute for Sustainable Communities has released its first report on Community participation for community benefits from natural capital projects. The work reviews best practice approaches for facilitating community inclusion and participation to generate lasting community benefit from nature-based projects. We advise ten guiding principles that should shape community participation in natural capital projects.

    15 May 2024

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114
 sbs-advisor@strath.ac.uk 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117
 sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk

Address

Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0QU

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