[Call for Participation] The 6th APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference 2023

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The 6th APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference will be held in Quito and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador on August 5-10, 2023.

The conference is organized by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in collaboration with the APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Program. It is the first in-person SCL conference held in Latin America.

Both scholars and students interested in biodiversity and sustainability are welcome. Please find out more information below and sign up soon to join us.

Register here before July 15 and the USFQ travel team will be able to provide you with assistance for your travel arrangements once you arrive in Quito, Ecuador, e.g., flights to the Galapagos. See details about travel arrangements

Call For Participation

The APRU SCL 6th Annual Conference will use the Galapagos as an opportunity to focus on urban problems inserted in natural protected areas. Participants will come from around the Pacific Rim to share their knowledge, while learning from the people and landscape of the place where Charles Darwin started his scientific masterpiece “On the Origin of Species”.

Working Groups

The SCL Program uses a “working group” framework to produce actionable knowledge and plans from each annual conference. Rather than focusing on disseminating research that has already been completed, conferences focus on developing joint research collaboration that bridge multi-disciplinaries, and contributing towards finding solutions to the pressing problems of this century.

This year’s working groups will incorporate concepts from previous conferences while adjusting to focus on the particular circumstances of the Galapagos archipelago, with supports by experts from Ecuador.

  • Urban Landscape Biodiversity
  • Water, Waste Water & Global Health
  • Sustainable Urban Design & Transitions in Waterfronts
  • Future Energy Landscapes and Vulnerable Communities

Find out the description of each working group here. 


Student Symposium




Students from undergraduate to PhD level are also invited to present their work at the student symposium. In addition we aim to pair PhD students with a faculty mentor to discuss their research where suitable.

How to Apply

  • To join the Student Symposium, fill in the form here by June 30 to express your interests to join the student symposium. 
  • If you cannot access to the form, email your application including title and brief abstract of your presentation (250-500 words) as well as your first and last name, email address, university affiliation, major and student status to sclhub@uoregon.edu.