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for Transformative Standards and Tools

Applied Research

Applied research happens across BCIT, and clusters of expertise focused on addressing complex global challenges are found in many interdisciplinary research centres. The Centre for Ecocities leads research and advances tools and metrics that cities and their partners need to become genuine ecocities.

Living within Earth’s Carrying Capacity

Research exploring how living within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity can be measured and managed at the city scale.

Learn more about this knowledge synthesis project

UN-Habitat Taskforce for a Global Urban Monitoring Framework

Developing standards and methods for the compilation of urban data collection and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.


International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Urban Nature Index

Selecting measures for monitoring remote ecological impacts from cities.


International Ecocity Standards

Technical advising on the International Ecocity Standards (IES), an initiative of Ecocity Builders.

Learn more about the IES