24th IAPS Conference

Lund (Sweden), 27 June to 1 July 2016

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International Association People-Environment Studies

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.

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IAPS Symposium

The networks

The Networks are interest and research groups formed by IAPS members. They carry out debates, discussion groups, publications, and organise symposia and conferences.

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Young researchers

IAPS biannually awards young researchers for excellent research projects and research papers presented at IAPS Young Researchers’ Workshop.

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Join IAPS

We hope you are interested in becoming a member of IAPS.  By joining the association, you become better connected to the international community of scholars and practitioners in the field of people environment studies.

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ICEP2017

International Conference of Environmental Psychology

Theories of change and social innovation in transitions towards sustainability

A Coruña (Spain) – August 30-31 and September 1, 2017

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What is IAPS?

Formed officially 35 years ago, 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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The digital library

A good starting point to get an idea of what we do though, is the IAPS Digital Library, which collects all the abstracts submitted at all IAPS Congresses and is free to browse. An invaluable resource!

The Networks

The Networks are interest and research groups formed by IAPS members. They carry out debates, discussion groups, publications, often posses their own website and organise symposia and conferences.

IAPS 2016

The 24th IAPS conference is hosted by the Environmental Psychology Research Groups at Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in southern Sweden. The theme of the conference is “The human being at home, work and leisure The sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life

There are several reasons why it is a good idea to join IAPS and become one of its numerous members.

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IAPS is a lively international association of scholars and practitioners from the disciplines which share a fundamental interest in environment and behaviour studies. These include environmental psychology, architecture, geography, urban design, sociology, interior design, landscape, anthropology, planning and environmental management. The association fosters interdisciplinary study of the transactions and interactions between people and their socio-physical surroundings – including both built and natural environments.

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