The Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD), which is based within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University, was established in July 2004. OISD, which has six main research groups, is the largest academic research institute in the UK dedicated to research on sustainable development in the built environment.
A recent HEFCE report into sustainable development in higher education in England suggests that the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) is one of the key players in sustainable development research. OISD is also a member of the UK Green Building Council.
Over the last few months OISD has responded to several major consultations which include:
- Higher Education Funding Council consultation on a Revolving Green Fund;
- All Party Urban Development Group consultation on Climate Change and the Urban Built Environment;
- Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on Eco-towns; and,
- European Investment Bank (EIB) consultation on Statement of Environmental and Social Principles and Standards.
Professor Tim Dixon, Director of OISD, said:
‘The research that we produce in OISD is highly relevant to policy-making in terms of the sustainable development agenda and its inter-relationship with the built environment. We believe it is vital to highlight our findings from this research in a coherent way in order to inform the debate over a number of emerging policies, which have the potential for considerable impact on the future of the built environment in the UK, and elsewhere, over the coming decades’.
OISD responds to major RCEP Consultation | October 2008
OISD research is highly rated by EPSRC | October 2008
OISD responds to major policy consultations | May 2008