Beginning in 1989 in Los Angeles, where then Mayor Tom Bradley gave its inaugural address, PRCUD has convened annually. These meetings bring together PRCUD members from throughout the Pacific region, and they provide a wonderful venue for exchanging information about urban development trends in the area and for expanding and enriching one's personal and professional contacts in the field. The "club" atmosphere of PRCUD fosters a sense of longstanding and continuing relationships, as core PRCUD members reconvene each year in settings as diverse as Hong Kong (1990), Vancouver (1991), Yokohama (1992), San Francisco (1993), Taipei (1994), Brisbane (1995), Seoul (1996), Singapore (1997), Kaohsiung (1998), Los Angeles (1989), Long Beach (1999) and beyond.
Beginning in 1998 with the Kaohsiung meetings
(September 27-30th), PRCUD has reformulated the format for its annual meetings.
The Round Table sessions introduced at Kaohsiung are designed exclusively
for PRCUD Council members and for distinguished members of Kaohsiung's
professional and academic community, and are by invitation only. They are
working sessions specifically designed to facilitate the production of
a document, The PRCUD *Kaohsiung
Report*, that provides an overview of Kaohsiung's urban development
challenges and prospects. A similar format is planned for subsequent years.
Each year's report will be circulated widely and will bear PRCUD's imprimatur,
along with the names of all PRCUD Council members who contribute to the
report's development. The six Round Table sessions over three days will
be co-Chaired on a rotating basis by members of the PRCUD Council and by
prominent members of the local professional and academic community, and
will be interspersed with field trips designed to bring PRCUD Council members
into direct contact with key players in the host city. Each year the PRCUD
Secretariat will work closely with the local Conference Organizing Committee
to assemble the final product.