Under the auspices of our flagship program, the GOC Urban Sustainability Program, we have launched a number of exciting research partnerships and collaborative work aimed at addressing urgent urban development questions. We utilize an applied research and project-based work approach to meet clearly identified goals, and bring together partners in Gabon and Oregon to apply theory and best practices to global sustainable development issues.

Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability in Gabon

The Urban Sustainability Program within the Gabon-Oregon Center (GOC) focuses on addressing Libreville’s urban expansion and immediate development needs that match Gabonese priorities. These priorities will be developed in line with already-identified urban improvements being studied and/or implemented by the Government of Gabon and the Gabonese academic community. Identified priority areas are: the education sector, housing, and sustainable urban growth.