Transitions to sustainability, lifestyles changes and human wellbeing: cultural, environmental and political challenges Rome, July 9-13 2018 Dear registered participants to the 25th IAPS Conference, find attached the call for papers for a post IAPS...read more
07/05/2018 The Election Committee of IAPS is pleased to announce the results of the IAPS Board 2018 election. Fourteen candidates were nominated to stand for election, and all paid up members of IAPS were eligible to vote. Each member could vote for a...read more
The 45 IAPS Bulletin is now available for download. Enjoy! Submissions for the next issue: Whilst we encourage all our members to submit material, any submission for inclusion in the Bulletin should be written to high standards of English grammar and punctuation. To...read more
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.
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 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.
There are several reasons why it is a good idea to join IAPS and become one of its numerous members.
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.