Save the Date: 2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscape Conference & Design Field School

2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong from September 6-9, 2018, and is being organized by the Division of Landscape Architecture.

APRU-SCL conferences provide opportunities for academics and experts from different regions, cultures and disciplines around the Pacific Rim to collaborate on common sustainability challenges and to develop new understandings and responses that can foster transformative change within cities, and between cities and their surrounding landscapes. In September 2018, the three-day conference will be structured around 12 working groups.

Productive cities, infrastructural ecologies
City-landscape sustainability
Urban biodiversity
Urban renewable energy
Sustainable urban design
Urban water and sanitation
Rural-urban linkages
Transitions in urban waterfronts
Vulnerable communities
Landscape and human health
- Waste management
Smart cities 

Apply Now!
Applications to join working groups are now being considered. There may still be a few places available. If you are interested to join one of the working groups please submit an application as soon as possible. We should be able to confirm whether your application can be accepted within 10 days.

The conference will also include a one-day public session on September 7 to open the discussion up to the local community, practice, government and community groups.

Click here to see the flyer.
Click here to see the WeChat announcement.


Prior to the conference, a two-week long international student design field school, led by HKU staff (and working with local partners) will be conducted from August 27 to September 9. The school will look at the complexities of rapid urbanization within uncertain landscapes, through a study the recent rapid modernization of the landscape and community of East Java.

The field school is open to all students of participating APRU universities. The target enrolment is 28 students. They will be required to present the output and findings of the field school during the conference.

Click here to see the flyer.
Click here to find out more about the design field school.