Our research is helping to shape resilient cities for the 21st century. We look at the way our cities use resources and interact with the environment to provide decision makers with solutions and alternatives for an uncertain future.
Systems-based research, bringing together capability in engineering, information technology, hydrology, and social and economic sciences, to help shape the development of adaptive, resilient, liveable cities of the 21st century.
Our research into resilient water systems is supporting Australian cities to produce high quality water from wastewater, stormwater and roof water sources.
We have collaborated with urban researchers and practitioners to set a national research agenda for green infrastructure in our cities.
21st century urban challenges
Our research is equipping Australian cities with the information they need to remain sustainable, liveable and resilient in the 21st century.
The Future of Cities: a national dialogue to understand the need for change
Understanding how cities can adapt to future challenges is critically important for the future of humanity.
The Innovation Hub project
Innovating our cities towards a more liveable, sustainable and resilient future.
Urban Living Lab: place based co-innovation for urban resilience
With the urban environment facing a variety of environmental, social, economic and technological challenges, Urban Living Lab offers a new way for researchers, industry, community and government to co-innovate, moving our cities into a more liveable, sustainable and resilient future.
We are developing planning, design and management solutions to help Australia’s cities and coasts adapt to a changing climate.
The Urban Edge Partnership (UEP) is a strategic research collaboration between CSIRO and the property sector, exploring the role of 'greenfield development' in catalysing innovation in urban design, critical infrastructure and essential services.
Energy in cities
We are mapping and modelling energy use and creating innovative new tools to manage consumption in homes, businesses and across cities.
Mapping energy consumption in our cities
Mapping the when, how much and why of the energy use in our buildings can help the evolution of more energy efficient cities.
Electricity grids and modelling
To meet the increasing need for energy efficient housing, CSIRO has developed software to help designers and architects model, measure and compare the energy efficiency of house designs.