21st CEIDS Research Seminar

The 21st CEIDS research seminar will take place on the 6th of August at the CEIDS satellite office (near JR Osaka Station). Dr. Damien Giurco of Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney will give a lecture on wide topics regarding sustainable resource futures.

Date: 6 August, 2013
Time: 14:00 –16:00
Venue: CEIDS satellite office "Co-creative Design Laboratory for Sustainability" at Knowledge Office 9th Floor, Tower C, North Building, Grand Front Osaka ( → Access)
Title: Sustainable Resource Futures
Speaker: Dr. Damien Giurco, Associate professor and research director of Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney
Organizers: •   Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Feasibility Study
   “Design and Integrated Assessment of Regional Anthropospheric Energy Systems
   (Project leader: Dr. Yusuke Kishita)
•   Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability (CEIDS), Osaka University
Language: English
Participation: Those wishing to join this seminar are required to e-mail your name and organization to by the end of July.
Remarks: PDF file


Associate Professor Damien Giurco will present an overview of the research being undertaken at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney which is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The themes covered in detail in the seminar include:
–      participatory development of scenarios for mineral and energy futures
–      quantitative modelling of resource production and environmental impacts
–      industrial ecology and wealth from waste metal recycling

in addition other areas at the institute will be mentioned
–      pathways to ecodesign for consumer products
–      linking technology, information and consumer behaviour: water & energy smart metering
–      solar thermal technology; barriers to decentralised energy uptake

Dr. Yusuke Kishita(Assistant Professor at CEIDS, Osaka University)
Phone : +81-6-6879-7260