Sustainable environments

We are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals via three societal challenges of Inclusive Societies, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Environments. Several Research Centres have been established as part of the drive to promote multi-disciplinary research across Schools, challenges and themes. With research strengths in sustainable environments, we explore this societal challenge across the Built Environment Asset Management research centre, which tackles climate-change issues affecting manmade structures and their surroundings and the Centre for Climate Justice, which addresses climate inequality and promotes a transformative approach to tackle the root cause of climate change. GCU’s new SMART Technology Centre also focuses on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructures, systems and processes in man-made environments. We also have the GCU in New York Fair Fashion Centre, which focuses on the intersection of profitability and sustainability in the fashion industry. Combined these centres are tackling 12 of the SDGs.‌

Our case studies offer an insight into how we are tackling some of today's challenges to develop sustainable environments for us to work, live and play in. 

  • Digital app to save lives in construction
    A team of researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University has developed an app that could have a huge impact on reducing injuries and saving lives on construction projects.
  • Water for ALL project
    A project, funded by the Scottish Government set up to improve access to water among the poorest and most vulnerable groups in Malawi and Zambia.
BEAM Centre  
Postgraduate research study  
Centre for Climate Justice