Our Vision

Thrive is the new hub, based at the University of Melbourne, for industry-relevant research on design and innovation for sustainable, thriving built environments. Its mission is to carry out applied trans-disciplinary research that will investigate thriving in cities and develop real world solutions for the built environment.

Thrive’s key focus is to develop new knowledge in the theme areas of buildings, people and ecosystems in cities. The central focus of the hub is on applied research and visible outcomes that create a better world. We ask a central question: what will support sustainable city development in the 21st century – and how can cities thrive through future challenges?