U.S. Pacific Northwest in Pacific Rim Perspective
September 15-17, 2017 | University of Oregon | Portland, Oregon
Management of the nexus between cities and their surrounding landscapes is central to most pressing sustainability issues, including the degree to which connections to regional landscapes provide health, vitality and a sense of place to urban residents. Numerous “sustainable” solutions have failed due to lack of understanding of the city-landscape system as a whole. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, the Association of the Pacific Rim Universities’ Sustainable Cities and Landscape Hub will explore the synergies and tradeoffs among different approaches to enhancing landscape-level sustainability and resilience in the face of continued urban growth and global climate change.
2017 Thematic Working Groups
APRU SCL provides attendees unique opportunities to participate in thematic working groups (WG). Members of each WG will work intensively throughout the conference to craft a collaborative paper on their theme. The WG papers are intended for submission for the first volume of a book series or journal publication.