Future Energy Landscapes

Work Group Leaders:

Dr Alessandro Premier, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland | alessandro.premier@auckland.ac.nz
Dr Ali Ghaffarianhoseini, Auckland University of Technology | ali.ghaffarianhoseini@aut.ac.nz
Dr Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, Auckland University of Technology | amirhosein.ghaffarianhoseini@aut.ac.nz


While decarbonization of the energy system is a necessity, the spread of clean/renewable energy is affecting the design of our cities and landscapes. The Work Group on Future Energy Landscapes aims to discuss which research paths should be prioritized to contribute to the achievements of the UN SDG No. 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) within the Pacific Rim. The focus of the WG will be the understanding of how Goal No.7 could be linked to other SDGs for the improvement of the quality of energy landscapes, e.g. smart and micro-grids projects, community-energy projects, urban productive landscapes and relative future scenarios. The WG aims to involve (but not only) researchers in the field of urban design, architecture, environmental engineering, economy and ecology. The aim of the WG is to frame up a research agenda for the next conferences identifying the research priorities and key pathways for cities and landscapes of the Pacific Rim.

Relevant SDGs:

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Expression of Interest to Join a Working Group



Key Dates

• Expressions of interest for Working Groups to be submitted by:
Monday, 31 August 2020
Wednesday 30 September 2020

• PhD papers submission due on: Sunday, 6 September 2020
Wednesday 30 September 2020

• Early birds registrations close on: Monday, 9 November 2020

• Standard registrations close on: Friday, 11 December 2020

Please note that all key dates are in New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+12).

About APRU

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

We leverage collective education and research capabilities of our members into the international public policy process. Our primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility.