This handbook addresses a growing list of challenges faced by regions and cities in the Pacific Rim, drawing connections around the what, why, and how questions that are fundamental to sustainable development policies and planning practices. These include the connection between cities and surrounding landscapes, across different boundaries and scales; the persistence of environmental and development inequities; and the growing impacts of global climate change, including how physical conditions and social implications are being anticipated and addressed. Building upon localized knowledge and contextualized experiences, this edited collection brings attention to place-based approaches across the Pacific Rim and makes an important contribution to the scholarly and practical understanding of sustainable urban development models that have mostly emerged out of the Western experiences. Nine sections, each grounded in research, dialogue, and collaboration with practical examples and analysis, focus on a theme or dimension that carries critical impacts on a holistic vision of city-landscape development, such as resilient communities, ecosystem services and biodiversity, energy, water, health, and planning and engagement.

This international edited collection will appeal to academics and students engaged in research involving landscape architecture, architecture, planning, public policy, law, urban studies, geography, environmental science, and area studies. It also informs policy makers, professionals, and advocates of actionable knowledge and adoptable ideas by connecting those issues with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The collection of writings presented in this book speaks to multiyear collaboration of scholars through the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Program and its global network, facilitated by SCL Annual Conferences and involving more than 100 contributors from more than 30 institutions.

The Open Access version of chapters 1, 2, 4, 11, 17, 23, 30, 37, 42, 49, and 56 of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781003033530, have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


chapter 1|13 pages

Sustainable cities and landscapes

Cultivating infrastructures of health
ByAnne Taufen, Yizhao Yang
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chapter 2|8 pages

The APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub

A platform for collaborative knowledge production and action
ByBart R. Johnson, Yekang Ko
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chapter 3|14 pages

Learning spaces of policy mobility for sustainable cities and landscapes

The role of researchers and educators
ByYizhao Yang, Anne Taufen, Rachel Tochen

part Section 1|94 pages

Vulnerable communities, resilience, and climate justice

chapter 4|9 pages

Introduction to Section 1

Vulnerable communities, resilience, and climate justice
ByChingwen Cheng
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chapter 5|18 pages

Understanding vulnerability in cities

Perspectives from APRU Vulnerable Communities working group participants
ByChingwen Cheng, Stephanie Pincetl, Louise McKenzie

chapter 6|14 pages

Flood vulnerability assessment in Marinduque, Philippines using fuzzy logic and principal component analysis

ByArnold R. Salvacion, Ma. Catriona E. Devanadera, Fevi Rose C. Paro, Aaron Julius M. Lecciones, John Ceffrey L. Eligue

chapter 8|13 pages

Creating flooding resilience in buildings for aging communities in Taiwan

ByGeorge C. Yao, Shih-Ming Chen, Chingwen Cheng, Wenjyun Chou

chapter 9|10 pages

Re-imagining our ancestors

Dispossession, resilience, and volatile nature
ByAdam Bobbette

chapter 10|11 pages

Future cities

ByHeejin Choi

part Section 2|77 pages

Food and nutrition security

chapter 11|9 pages

Introduction to Section 2

Food and nutrition security
ByRobert Dyball
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chapter 12|13 pages

Biodiversity and food security in a circular economy

ByJohn Schooneveldt

chapter 13|9 pages

Reimagining urban agriculture for sustainable urban futures

Education, health, and urban commons
ByJacques Abelman, Chun-Yen Chang, Shenglin Elijah Chang, Jeffrey Hou, Shih-Han Hung, Pei-Hsuan Lai, Mathew Pryor

chapter 14|16 pages

Novel horticultural adaptations to climate and their unique landscapes

ByTanya Court, Joshua Zeunert

chapter 16|13 pages

Food and nutrition security across three scales

ByRobert Dyball, Bronwyn Wilkes, Federico Davila, John Schooneveldt

part Section 3|90 pages

Cities and biodiversity

chapter 17|8 pages

Introduction to Section 3

Cities and biodiversity
ByJennifer Rae Pierce
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chapter 18|20 pages

Operationalizing urban biodiversity

A guide for integrated action
ByJennifer Rae Pierce, Melissa A. Barton, Isaac Thomas Brown, Bart R. Johnson, Patrick F. Mooney, Puay Yok Tan, Sohyun Park, Kelsey Jessup, Marina Alberti, Ryan J. Harrigan, Michael Yun

chapter 19|17 pages

The Satoyama Initiative for urban-rural connectivity at the landscape scale

ByWilliam Dunbar, Juan Pastor-Ivars, Evonne Yiu

chapter 20|12 pages

Accounting for cities' impacts on biodiversity in the global commons

ByJennie Moore, Meidad Kissinger

chapter 21|14 pages

Engaging underserved urban audiences in environmental conservation

ByClaudia P. Diaz Carrasco, Maria Lupita Fabregas Janeiro, Sabrina L. Drill

chapter 22|17 pages

Urban aquatic ecology, restoration, and fishing on the Los Angeles River

Making it just blue enough
BySabrina Drill, Jason Post

part Section 4|94 pages


chapter 23|6 pages

Introduction to Section 4

ByKen P. Yocom
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chapter 24|14 pages

Redrawing our urban waters

Merging design, law, and policy in advancing distributed water systems
ByBrook Muller, Adell Amos, Joshua F. Cerra, Chingwen Cheng, David L. Feldman, Tatum Lau, Noelwah R. Netusil, Erik Porse

chapter 26|14 pages

Reservoir urbanism in Shenzhen

ByXiaoxuan Lu

chapter 27|11 pages

Living on water

Amphibious communities in the Amazon Rainforest
ByLeann Andrews, Rebecca Bachman, Susan Paredes Fernandez

chapter 28|17 pages

A classic case of the struggle to control a river

Is it wise to sacrifice the social and ecological functions of the river for flood safety?
ByKuei-Hsien Liao, Tsz Yan Lee

chapter 29|15 pages

Watershed Thinking

Landscape-city practices
ByNancy D. Rottle

part Section 5|102 pages

Renewable energy landscapes across the Pacific Rim

chapter 30|5 pages

Introduction to Section 5

renewable energy landscapes across the Pacific Rim
ByMakena Coffman, Yekang Ko
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chapter 31|15 pages

Prospects for acceleration of socio-technical transitions for deep decarbonization

ByBrendan F.D. Barrett, Hiroshi Ohta, Gregory Trencher

chapter 33|19 pages

‘Conflicts of Greens’ in renewable energy landscapes

Case studies and a planning framework
ByYekang Ko, Makena Coffman, Dustin Mulvaney, Andrea Copping, Hsiao-Wen Wang, Brendan Barrett

chapter 34|22 pages

Co-location for co-benefits

The SWOC analysis of brightfields and agrivoltaics
ByThomas J. Fiorelli, Yeongseo Yu, Yekang Ko, Kirk Dimond, Makena Coffman

chapter 35|15 pages

Site design for solar PV within the urban boundary

ByKirk Dimond

chapter 36|9 pages

Solar power and the just transition

ByDustin Mulvaney

part Section 6|67 pages

Greenspace for healthy living

chapter 37|10 pages

Introduction to Section 6

Greenspace for healthy living
BySara Barron, Chun-Yen Chang, Shih-Han Hung
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chapter 38|13 pages

People in changing landscapes

Trends and interventions in fostering human–nature interaction
ByShih-Han Hung, Sara Barron, Yu-Chen Yeh, Michelle Cheung

chapter 39|11 pages

Green space planning and policies for promoting public health

ByPo-Ju Chang, Ang Yeh, Mi-Geng Wu

chapter 40|18 pages

Research tools for investigating the relationship between environment and human health

ByYu-Ping Tsai, Sung-Yueh Liu, Chun-Yen Chang

chapter 41|13 pages

From research to practice

Bridging the “knowledge-action” gap
ByShih-Han Hung, Chih-Ting Lee, Yu-Hsin Tung, Yu-Ping Tsai, Chun-Yen Chang, Puay Yok Tan

part Section 7|94 pages

Urban design and place making

chapter 42|8 pages

Introduction to Section 7

Urban design and place making
ByPaola Boarin, Linda Corkery
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chapter 43|16 pages

Urban green infrastructure as landscape-led planning

From the region to the streetscape
ByLinda Corkery

chapter 44|15 pages

Remaking public space for cooler, greener outcomes

a case study from Western Sydney
ByLouise McKenzie

chapter 45|16 pages

Delivering environmental sustainability outcomes in medium-density neighborhoods in Aotearoa New Zealand

A post-occupancy evaluation
ByPaola Boarin, Errol Haarhoff

chapter 46|13 pages

Architectural integration of solar energy at the urban scale

Case studies and potentials
ByAlessandro Premier

chapter 47|12 pages

Enhancing well-being and housing satisfaction through density

Resident perceptions in Auckland, New Zealand
ByErrol Haarhoff, Paola Boarin

chapter 48|12 pages

Everyday urbanism in high-density cities

ByMathew Pryor

part Section 8|111 pages

Smart sustainable cities

chapter 49|11 pages

Introduction to Section 8

Smart sustainable city initiative and its social and economic implications
ByMohsen Mohammadzadeh
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chapter 50|17 pages

Smart cities in the Pacific Rim

A mapping of urban evolution in the Pacific
BySon Phung, Alice Chang-Richards, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh

chapter 51|17 pages

Envisioning urban commons as civic assemblages in the digitally augmented city

A critical urbanism exploration of counterhegemonic individuation in the age of networked translocalism, multi-associative transduction and recombinant transculturalism
ByManfredo Manfredini

chapter 52|16 pages

Fostering resilient and smart cities to enhance sustainable urban development

ByMohammed Ali Berawi, Bambang Susantono, Mustika Sari

chapter 53|18 pages

Evaluating the impacts of the digital economy on land use planning

ByElham Bahmanteymouri

chapter 54|13 pages

Rethinking streets with disruptive forces

How new mobility and responses to COVID advance street design
ByMarc Schlossberg, Rebecca Lewis, Clare Haley, Aliza Whalen

chapter 55|17 pages

Does disruptive mobility drive urban sustainability?

Two possible scenarios for Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
ByMohsen Mohammadzadeh

part Section 9|112 pages

Co-production for sustainable development

chapter 56|9 pages

Introduction to Section 9

Co-production for sustainable development
ByAnne Taufen
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chapter 57|14 pages

Engaged scholarship and co-production

The role of higher education institutions in urban sustainability – a Pacific Rim perspective
ByJennifer Marie S. Amparo, Clarice C. Pulumbarit, Ma Charisma T. Malenab, Ron Jay P. Dangcalan, Maria Emilinda T. Mendoza, Emilia S. Visco, Carla Edith G. Jimena

chapter 58|10 pages

Structural erasure of Japanese Americans in Pre-WWII Tacoma, WA

Working to imagine alternative futures
ByLisa M. Hoffman, Mary L. Hanneman

chapter 59|14 pages

Chicana neighborhood activism

Gender, race, and sustainability
ByGerard Francisco Sandoval, Citlali Sosa-Riddell, Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell

chapter 60|12 pages

Governing urban integration in China's land expropriation-induced resettlement neighborhoods

A Shanghai case study
ByShuping Zhang

chapter 61|17 pages

Evaluating the United Nations Habitat guiding principles for urban-rural linkages

A case study of Chengdu
BySara Padgett Kjaersgaard, Yizhao Yang

chapter 62|15 pages

The co-production of risk knowledge

Initiatives emerging from Super Typhoon Haiyan
ByEulito V. Casas, Miah Maye M. Pormon, Mary Jean P. Yanger, Raul P. Lejano

chapter 63|7 pages

An Indigenous Feminist lens

Dismantling the settler-colonial narratives of place-based knowledges in a climate justice world
ByMichelle Montgomery

chapter 64|12 pages

Making sense of an emergent crisis

The case of the pandemic urbanism symposium
ByEvan H. Carver, Peter T. Dunn, Katherine Idziorek, Lan T. Nguyễn, Elizabeth Umbanhowar