International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS)

Organisation type: Professional association
Address: N/A
Region: International
Established: 1981
Website: iaps-association.org

Formed officially in 1981, but with intellectual roots dating back to the ‘60s in the architectural psychology movement, IAPS is a multidisciplinary and active association gathering researchers and practitioners from around the world, with a shared interest in people’s interaction with their environment. Psychology, sociology, geography, design, planning are only a few of the disciplines represented and for these and their representatives, IAPS serves both as a platform for disciplinary discussion, and as a platform for collaboration.

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  1. Environmental psychology research
  2. Sustainability and social innovation research
  3. Spatial cognition and wayfinding
  4. Ecological aspects of human actions
  5. Evaluation of buildings and natural landscapes
  6. Design and habitation of domestic, work and public buildings and spaces
  7. Social use of space; crowding, privacy, territoriality, personal space
  8. Leisure and tourism behaviour in physical settings
  9. Meaning of built environments
  10. Theories of place, place attachment, and place identity
  11. Resource crises and environmental research
  12. Risks and hazards: their perception and management
  13. Stress related to work and residential settings
  14. Urban design, architecture, landscape design and their effect on people
  15. Multi, inter and Trans-disciplinary work and principles
  16. Sustainable lifestyles and green economy

 

In addition to the bi-annual conference, IAPS collaborates with other associations such as People-Environment Research Group, IAPS – HOUSING Network, IAPS-CSBE Network and the Sustainability Network. Sign up for the membership to get regular updates on events and reduced fees for seminars and conferences.

2016 | Lund, Sweden
IAPS 24: The human being at home, work and leisure. Sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life

2014 | Timisoara, Romania
IAPS 23: Transitions to sustainable societies: Designing research and policies for changing lifestyles and communities

2012 | Glasgow, UK
IAPS 22: Human experience in the natural and built environment: implications for research, policy and practice

2010 | Leipzig, Germany
IAPS 21: Vulnerability, Risk and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats

2008 | Rome, Italy
IAPS 20: Urban diversities, Biosphere and Well-being

2006 | Alexandria, Egypt
IAPS 19: Environment, Health and Sustainable Development

2004 | Vienna, Austria
IAPS 18: Evaluation in Progress – Strategies for Environmental Research and Implementation

2003 | A Coruña, Spain
IAPS 17: Culture, Environmental Action, and Sustainability

2003 | Massachusetts, USA
IAPS 17: Culture, Environmental Action, and Sustainability

2002 | A Coruña, Spain
IAPS 17: Culture, Quality of Life and Globalization – Problems and Challenges for the New Millennium

2000 | Paris, France
IAPS 16: Metropolis: Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development

1998 | Eindhoven, Netherlands
IAPS 15: Shifting Balances – Changing Roles In Policy, Research and Design

1996 | Stockholm, Sweden
IAPS 14: Evolving Environmental Ideals – Ways of Life, Values, Design Practices

1994 | Manchester, UK
IAPS 13: The Urban Experiences

1992 | Halkidiki, Greece
IAPS 12: Socio-environmental Metamorphoses

1990 | Ankara, Turkey
IAPS 11: Culture-Space-History

1988 | Delft, Netherlands
IAPS 10: Looking Back to the Future

1986 | Haifa, Israel
IAPS 9: Environments in Transition

1984 | Berlin, Germany
IAPS 8: Perspectives on Environment and Action

1982 | Barcelona, Spain
IAPS 7: Home-Environment. Man-Environment: Qualitative Aspects

1979 | Louvain La Neuve, Belgium
IAPS 7: Conflicting Experiences of Space

1979 | Surrey, UK
IAPS 7: Conflict and Narcissism

1976 | Strasbourg, France
AP6: Space Appropriation

1975 | Sheffield, UK
AP5: Architectural Psychology

1973 | Surrey, UK
AP4: Psychology and the Built Environment

1973 | Lund, Sweden
AP3: Architectural Psychology

1970 | Kingston, UK
AP2: Architectural Psychology

1969 | Dalandhui, UK
AP1: Architectural Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

July 8-13, 2018 |  Rome
IAPS 25: ‘Transitions to sustainability, lifestyles changes and human well-being: cultural, environmental and political challenges’

Important dates:

  • Proposed Symposiums submission opens: September 1st, 2017
  • Proposed Symposiums submission deadline: October 15th, 2017
  • Proposed Symposiums acceptance notification: October 30th, 2017
  • Abstract submission opens (both for the conference and the young researcher’s work): November 1st, 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline (both for the conference and the young researcher’s work): January 7th, 2018 (at midnight, CET)
  • Acceptance notification: February 28th, 2018

In addition to the bi-annual conference, IAPS collaborates with other associations such as People-Environment Research Group, IAPS – HOUSING Network, IAPS-CSBE Network and the Sustainability Network. Sign up for the membership to get regular updates on events and reduced fees for seminars and conferences.

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