Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment

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Call for conference submissions
October 31, 2011

The International Association of People Environment Studies ( deals with research and practices in the field of environment behaviour studies. Since 1981 it has organised a biennial conference on important environmental and societal issues. Its 22nd Conference will be held in Glasgow (24-29th June 2012) on the theme:

'Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: implications for research, policy and practice’, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 24-29 June 2012.

The organisation of this event is in full swing and we have an exciting scientific and social programme planned, which you can see by visiting the conference website at

This email continues the process of keeping you up to date with our progress over the coming weeks and months as we work to build a unique conference programme that will record development in research, identify future research strategies, and strengthen links with professional practice and policy making.

The Conference will feature three internationally renowned keynote speakers: Professor Gary Evans (PSYCHOLOGY), Professor Habeel Hamdi (ARCHITECTURE) and Professor Ian Bentley (ARCHITECTURE) and will be supported by a varied and distinguished Scientific Committee which reflects the themes of the conference across research, practice and policy-making. Please visit the Scientific Committee page to see members’ biographical details.

The conference will be preceded by the now well established Young Researchers’ Workshop which aims to offer young researchers a stimulating environment where to discuss their research and be coached by well known IAPS members. A photographic exhibition will also be a prominent feature of the conference week and details about how to participate in this year’s theme of "Constructed Memories" are listed on the Website. We also have a range of exciting study tours guided by researchers and practitioners personally involved in each of the sites (through research or development) which will make the tour a truly invaluable and rich experience.

We will continue to provide updates on the conference website, so please visit regularly. In the meantime, however, we look forward to receiving your submissions of papers, posters, symposia, and case studies.

Please remember that the deadline for submission is on 31st Oct.

We would appreciate your help in circulating this message freely to interested colleagues and networks etc.

We are very much looking forward to making you welcome in Glasgow next year.

With very best wishes from the IAPS2012 Organising Committee

Dr. Ombretta Romice, University of Strathclyde - IAPS President

Dr. Edward Edgerton, University of West of Scotland

Dr. Kevin Thwaites, University of Sheffield