Some History

IAPS was officially founded in 1981, although its origins go back to a series of successful conferences in several European countries from 1969 onwards. IAPS is now well-established, and has an international membership.

1970  Conference | Kingston, UK.
1973 Conference | Surrey, UK.
1975 Conference | Sheffield, UK.
1976 Conference | Strasbourg, France.
1978 Conference | Louvain La Neuve, Belgium.
1980 Conference | Surrey, UK.
1982 Barcelona, Spain “People and their Physical Surroundings”.
1984 Berlin, Germany “Environment and Human Action”.
1986 Haifa, Israel “Environments in Transition”.
1988 Delft, The Netherlands “Looking Back to the Future”.
1990 Ankara, Turkey “Culture Space History”.
1992 Marmaras, Greece “Socio-Environmental Metamorphoses, Builtscape, Landscape, Ethnoscape, Euroscape”.
1994 Manchester, UK “The Urban Experience, A People-Environment Perspective”.
1996 Stockholm, Sweden “Evolving Environmental Ideals, Changing Ways of Life, Values and Design Practices”.
1998 Eindhoven, The Netherlands “Shifting Balances, Changing Roles in Policy, Research and Design”.
2000 Paris, France: “Metropolis 21st Century, Cities, Social Life and Sustainability, Which Prespectives?”.
2002 A Coruña, Spain: “Culture, Quality of Life and Globalization – Problems and Challenges for the New Millenium”.
2004 Vienna, Austria: “Evaluation in Progress”.
2008 Roma, Italy: “Urban diversities, biosphere and well-being: designing and managing our common environment”.
2010 Leipzig, Germany: “Vulnerability, Risk and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habits.
 2011  Daegu, Korea: International Networks Symposium.
 2012  Glasgow, UK: “Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy and Practice”.
 2013  A Coruña, Spain: “Sustainable environments in a changing global context: Identifying opportunities for innovative spaces and practices in contexts of crisis”.
 2014  Timisoara, Romania: “Transitions to sustainable societies: Designing research and policies for changing lifestyles and communities”.
 2016 Lund & Alnarp: “The human being at home, work and leisure. Sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life”.
2018 25 IAPS Conference in Rome. Transitions to sustainability, lifestyles changes and human wellbeing: cultural, environmental and political challenges. July 8-13.
2020 First IAPS Online Conference. RUNNING OUT OF TIME. Setting the pace for future generations. June 21 – 26, monitered from Québec City, Canada.