Chris Riedy

Chris Riedy is Professor of Sustainability Governance and Director of Higher Degree Research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.

He is a transdisciplinary academic with a career focus on governance for sustainable futures. Chris draws on sociological and political theory, futures thinking and transformative science to design, facilitate and evaluate practical experiments in transformative change towards sustainable futures. He coordinates the Institute’s work on learning and social change.

Chris is a Senior Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance project, a member of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network, and is on the Editorial Boards of Futures and the Journal of Futures Studies. Chris has led more than 80 research projects with a combined value of more than $3 million. These projects include a comprehensive review of Australia’s National GreenPower Program, a social practice evaluation of the NSW Smarter Choice Program and research on Cohousing for Older Australians.

He has published two books, 38 peer-reviewed articles or chapters, more than 50 research reports and hundreds of web articles. He writes a blog on living within planetary boundaries called Planetcentric (