CITBA Flagships


Welcome to the CITBA Flagship page

Our Flagship Projects are research projects that are strategically and scientifically defined and are of substantial size with regard to their scientific volume, the number of nested projects, partners and the running time.

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Australian cities are lagging behind in their Global Sustainability Index scores with no Australian city making the top 30. This index ranks 100 leading global cities on the three pillars of sustainability (people, planet and profit) as well 32 other different indicators that are closely aligned with the United Nation's sustainable development goals (SDG). This indicates that long-term planning is crucial for major Australian cities in order to achieve a degree of sustainable balance, economic legacy and strategic decisions to manage long-term impacts of economic growth.

Find out more about "Community empowerment, transformative cities, and building a climate-resilient economy"

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Leveraging on JCU Singapore campus’ strategic location within the ASEAN business hub, CITBA’s Circular Economy and Sustainability (CES) flagship brings multidisciplinary expertise from across the three JCU campuses to uniquely weave social and environmental sciences into evaluations of real business models in line with the framework of sustainable development. Our flagship collaborates with private and public sector partners to embed circularity into real-world business models and communicate its relevance on sustainable development in tropical Australia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and China.

Find out more about "Circularity and sustainability towards zero waste"

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In today’s international trading environment, two key areas of research of have emerged. The first of which examines non-protectionist trade policy and the implementation of non-tariff measures, in particular, the use of technical barriers to trade (TBT) and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures. According to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, WTO members are authorised by the WTO TBT/SPS Agreement to implement a range of protective measures that endeavour to protect human, animal, and plant health as well as a myriad of environment, wildlife, and human safety factors. Based on this clearly Based on a clearly defined and rational explanation for their existence, empirical studies that examine the impact of TBT and SPS on trade have documented findings that elicit different results depending on objectives and time frames being measured.

Find out more about "Asian Trade in an Era of Neo Protectionism"

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In the twenty-first century, Asia has emerged both as a prominent source market for international tourists and a compelling destination for inbound travellers. The markets are, however, dynamic and evolving as the demographics of the key source countries shift, technology alters the experiential landscape, and sustainability and health issues demand ever-increasing attention. The researchers in this flagship program bring international acumen from across the Asian region - Singapore, Indonesia, India, Iran, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Russia and the Philippines -  to assess and interpret the trends and issues confronting tourism interests. Questions at the forefront of the investigation include what are the growing niche markets that can build sustainable options for the region? What design principles and features can lessen impacts for communities and promote resilient tourism spaces?

Find out more about "Asian Tourism: Market Trends and Intelligent Futures"