The 5th APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference 2022

The 5th APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference 2022 will be held on September 6 – 9  in Hawai’i. This will be an in-person SCL conference since 2019.

On the fifth year of the conference, we are gathering to reflect on the Program’s collective accomplishments. Together we bring policy-makers, researchers, and practitioners from across disciplines to find answers to the big social, urban, and ecological questions of our time.

The conference is organized by the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in collaboration with the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Program.

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View the program here.

Working Groups

Working groups are the core of the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes conferences. Working groups represent an important opportunity for delegates to participate in collaborative research in partnerships with members of the APRU network, develop new researcher collaboration and cross-disciplinarity and contribute towards finding solutions to the pressing problems of this century.

Find out more details about the 11 working groups here.

  1. Water & Wastewater
  2. Civic Engagement and Community Design
  3. Smart Cities
  4. Vulnerable, Resilient and Climate Change Justice Communities
  5. Future Energy Landscapes
  6. Landscape and Human Health
  7. Sustainable Urban Design
  8. Urban-Rural Linkages
  9. Urban Landscape Biodiversity
  10. Children, Youth and Environment
  11. Pandemics, Humanitarian Emergencies & Health
Student Activities

In-Person Student Symposium (Sept. 6-9)

Students from the undergraduate to PhD level are invited to participate in the APRU SCL Student Symposium. All accepted students will present their work. In addition PhD students will be paired with a faculty mentor to discuss their research.

Click here to fill in the form and indicate how your work aligns with APRU SCL working group topics. Once you have been accepted you will be able to register for the conference.

Virtual Postgraduate Student Symposium (Sept 9)
Reconciling Cities with Nature in the Post Covid Era: Landscape Approach and Strategies

Hosted by the SCL Urban Landscape Biodiversity Working Group, we welcome postgraduate students to present works across different perspectives including theory, planning, design, policy and technology. Find out the submission requirements here. Send your abstract and register at [email protected].

An Urban Landscape Biodiversity working group meeting was held on Sept 8. Please view the program here.