About the Hub

The University of Oregon, an international leader in sustainable urban design and landscape planning through its renowned Sustainable Cities Initiative and its Department of Landscape Architecture, is hosting the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Research Hub. The Hub aims to engage with cross-disciplinary experts, government officials and non-governmental organizations to consider Pacific Rim cities in the context of their many landscape interdependencies, including services, networks and systems within and beyond the urban periphery. It will harness the breadth of experiences and socio-ecological contexts across the Pacific Rim to compare existing practices and models of city-landscape interactions, and to initiate solutions and policy interventions to make entire city-landscape complexes more sustainable.

 Sustainability Hub Members


University of California Los Angeles

UCLA’s primary purpose is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. UCLA values open access to information and freedom from intolerance.

University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time.

Australia National University

ANU is a research-intensive university of global standing specializing in discovery and public policy. Our research priorities address the challenges facing Australia and the world.


National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University (NTU) takes pride in her history and tradition in nurturing an environment of academic freedom, diversity, and comprehensive research. We wish to build an ecosystem which attracts top researchers from Taiwan and the world.


University of Hong Kong

HKU strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research, the advancement of society and the development of leaders through a global presence.

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is a research university located in Beijing, China, established in 1911. With strong research and training, Tsinghua University is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in China

University of New South Wales

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. We take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature.

University of Auckland

As the leading university in New Zealand, we recognize research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of our academic staff. UA has formal engagements in more than 40 countries, including institutions across industry, government, philanthropy, and alumni.

University of Chile

Located in the capital Santiago, the 166-year old University of Chile is the country’s oldest institution of higher education. In the areas of teaching and research the University of Chile develops about 50% off all scientific and technological research at the national level.


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Recognized as a land, sea, and space-grant institution, UH Mānoa is a highly-ranked public university, well respected for its programs in oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, education, tropical agriculture, cancer, and genetics.


University of Oregon

The UO is a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. We help individuals question critically, think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.


The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a network of 45 leading research universities in the Asia-Pacific region. The universities span 17 economies, building international cooperation, fostering talent, contributing to social and economic advancement and developing new knowledge on the major challenges facing the region. The impact of APRU institutions extends beyond the boundaries of the universities themselves to their societies and the Asia-Pacific region. Overall APRU researchers are highly collaborative, exceeding international and national collaboration rates compared to the world and the Pacific-Rim regional average, and performing well compared with peer organizations.