2024 APRU-SCL Civic Engagement & Community Design Working Group Meeting: Manila, Philippines, August 6-8, 2024

Continuing our last Working Group meeting in Honolulu in 2022, we are planning to have another meeting in Manila as part of the 2024 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference — August 6-8, 2024. Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2024. See here for details

25th Anniversary Events: Tohoku X Tokyo/ Japan/ September 16-18 and 20, 2023

Many thanks to the extraordinary organizers in Japan for hosting our 25th-anniversary events in Tohoku and Tokyo. The program included a two-day field trip to Fukushima, a one-day Big Table Gathering at Tohoku University with panel discussions, poster sessions, and a keynote presentation by Prof. Emeritus Randolph T. Hester, followed by a symposium on Ecological Democracy in Tokyo.  See here for more details including a collection of the posters 

APRU SCL Civic Engagement & Community Design Working Group

The Pacific Rim Community Design Network is organizing a series of Working Group sessions as part of the 5th conference of the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub, September 6-9, 2022. The conference is hosted by the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. We are also excited to work with the UH Community Design Center to develop our Working Group program. See HERE for more information about the conference.

Community Engagement in Architecture Design Education in ASEAN

Members of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network have participated in an event of ASEAN Universities Network – Architecture Design Education and Research in ASEAN (AUN-ADERA Network), hosted by National University of Singapore and Chiang Mai University (Thailand). The conference featured John K.C. Liu as the Keynote Speaker. The abstract booklet is now available for download.

Design for the Common Good Exhibition/Conversations/Platform

Joined by five founding networks including the Pacific Rim Community Design Network, the Design for the Common Good is a coalition of citizens and professionals dedicated to promoting systemic change in the practices of design to amplify positive change in communities around the world. The network was launched in 2022 alongside an exhibition of work at the Center for Visual Arts, MSU Denver (January 14 to March 19, 2022), the 2022 SFI conference (March 4 and 5, 2022), and a series of online conversations (March 3 and 19, 2022).

Back to the Field? Community Design After COVID-19 Online Workshops

August 15 & 16 (Americas), 16 & 17 (Asia-Pacific), 2021. The first in a series of live webinars hosted by the APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub, the workshops will feature speakers and cases from Australia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States to reflect on lessons learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the practices of community design. See HERE for program information and recordings of the online sessions.

Bottom-Up Resilience Webinar Series

The Pacific Rim Community Design Network is pleased to partner with APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub in hosting two webinars focusing on bottom-up community resilience during and beyond COVID-19. July 7, 2020: Civil Society Response; July 8, 2020: Challenges of the Marginalized Publics. The webinars featured scholars and organizers from Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. Summaries are available here — Part 1 and Part 2.

Emerging Civic Urbanism/Design for Social Impact

Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network/Great Asian Street Symposium/Structure for Inclusion, Singapore, 2018 is now available for download.