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ASU 2009 Homecoming parade, sustainability student group marches with signs and giant Earth-shaped balloon.

Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

The merger of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society to the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation in the College of Global Futures brings an unprecedented unification of expertise and facilities dedicated to solve problems and sustain the integrity of our planet and its life-supporting systems.

The Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability research initiatives. The institute advances research and business practices for an urbanizing world and extends the academic tradition to include all ASU units. Its sister program, the College of Global Futures, both within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges.

With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, the key to global sustainability is making our cities sustainable. The institute places special emphasis on urban environments in research and education, particularly focusing on Greater Phoenix as an urban laboratory where solutions to water, energy, transportation, and livability are largely applicable to other rapidly urbanizing areas around the world.

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