Spring is here signalling that the summer conference season will be well underway as highlighted by the number of upcoming events listed in this newsletter. This includes our very own International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS) Conference which will be held in Lund, Sweden. There will undoubtedly be an iapsREN meeting there, so we look forward to seeing those who can make it to this event. For those young researchers who are attending the workshop prior to the conference, enjoy those days making new friends and future colleagues, many on this REN committee have fond recollections of our own YRW.
Current members of IAPS should also have received their ballot papers for nominating candidates to the board. Don’t forget to make your vote count in helping IAPS, and in turn REN, continue and develop its great success over the future years. Finally, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Kathryn Colley, Adam Day, and Lynette Robertson who will be standing down from the REN committee that we formed in 2012, your contributions have been extremely generous and we wish you the very best in your non-REN activities.
Please contribute content and share your images of a restorative environment via this newsletter. Each quarterly newsletter will feature a member’s photograph, along with the job vacancies, course opportunities, congratulatory notices, conferences and publications, which can be found below.
- WELL-BEING 2016: Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being, The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, Birmingham, 5th-6th September 2016 in Birmingham, UK. Deadline date for abstracts is 10th April.
- Environmental Design Research Association, 18th – 21st May 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
- Nature Connections, 15th June 2016, In Derby, UK.
- International Association of People-Environment Studies, 26th June -1st July 2016, in Lund, Sweden.
- Language, Landscape, and the Sublime, 29th – 30th June 2016, in Totnes, UK.
- American Psychological Association Conference, 4th – 7th August 2016, in Denver, Colorado, USA.
- RGS Annual International Conference, 30th August – 2nd September 2016. In London, UK.
- International Conference on Design and Emotion, 27th – 30th September 2016. In Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Mobility, Mood and Place, 11th -14th October 2016. In Edinburgh, UK,
We look forward to members meeting up at these various conferences. Please let us know of any other events that would interest fellow members.
- Akpinar, A. (2016). How is high school greenness related to students’ restoration and health? Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 16, 1-8.
- Cervinka, R., Schwab, M., Schönbauer, R., Hämmerle, I., Pirgie, L., Sudkamp, J. (2016). My garden–my mate? Perceived restorativeness of private gardens and its predictors. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 16, 182-187.
- Collado, S. & Corraliza, J.A. (2016). Ecological awareness and childhood wellbeing. Effect of children’s interactions with nature. Madrid: CCS.
- Staats, H., Jahncke, H. & Herzog, T. R., & Hartig, T. (2016). Urban options for psychological restoration: Common strategies in everyday situations. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146213.
If you have recently published and would like this added to the iapsREN library and communicated in the next letter, please email us.
NHS FOREST and GREENSPACE: PROGRAMME LEAD
Deadline: 18th April, 2016
Location: Oxford, UK
Description: How can the environment contribute to people’s health? How can we mainstream environmental interventions within health and social care systems? The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is recruiting a new person to lead local and national programmes to take forward this agenda in both the health and environment sectors. The position will provide the opportunity to develop your existing skills in writing proposals, project development and management, and managing external partnerships, while growing your understanding of environmental sustainability as it relates to health. You will lead on our business development for greenspace and identifying opportunities in the market. You will have time to make presentations at national and international meetings, write reports and papers and expand vibrant networks with excellent collaboration. You will help us to build a strong team in this area.
Please let us know if you have any other related jobs to advertise in the next newsletter and/or on the website. Keep a close eye on the website and twitter as this will display the most up to date information, including vacancies that arise in-between newsletters.
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The picture included in this newsletter was taken in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin by Carlos Galan-Diaz, Research Impact Officer at the University of Glasgow, UK. Click here to be taken there via Google Maps.
Please share your favourite photos and have them featured in future newsletters and on the website. Send photos to REN_support@iaps-association.org.
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