Sustainability Research

Faculty and student researchers at Portland State are on the leading edge in the quest for applied solutions for our community, city, and region.

Because sustainability can't be confined to a single field, the next generation of solutions requires unprecedented collaboration across disciplinary lines and with off-campus partners. This is where Portland State University shines, with our seamless transition between campus and community, learning and service.

Set in the heart of the city, our campus is a vibrant urban living laboratory. From green buildings to smart transportation systems, we are transforming our place even as we learn and test new innovations.

Faculty Fellows of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions have research expertise in a broad range of sustainability topics, from climate change and clean energy to food systems, transportation planning, and more. 

Learn about current research initiatives »