IAP(International Association of People-Environment Studies)

The IAPS Association was founded in 1981, although its origins go back to a number of successful conferences in several European countries from 1969.

The IAPS is the forum for scholars who are interested in interdisciplinary interchange and the study of interrelationships between people and environment (including natural and built environments) and the relations of this field with other social and biological sciences. The scope of the IAPS reflects the scientific capabilities and aspirations and work practices in relation to people in their environments. The areas of study of this Association include the following topics:

  • Environmental psychology.
  • Sustainability and social innovation.
  • Spatial cognition and discovery of new paths.
  • Ecological aspects of human actions.
  • Evaluation of buildings and natural landscapes.
  • Design and housing of buildings and domestic, work and public spaces.
  • Social use of space; agglomeration, privacy, territoriality, personal space.
  • Leisure behavior and tourism in physical environments.
  • Meaning of built environments.
  • Theories of place and identity.
  • The crisis of resources and environmental research.
  • Risks and hazards: perception and management.
  • Stress related to work and residential settings.
  • Urban design, architecture, landscaping and their effect on people.
  • Work and multi, inter and transdisciplinary principles.
  • Sustainable lifestyles and green economy.

IAPS is a non-profit scientific organization that relies exclusively on fees paid by its members. There are many benefits to becoming an IAPS associate:

  • Reduced fees for attending conferences and seminars.
  • Free access to the IAPS Bulletin.
  • Access to our research networks and participation in the activities, discussions, and events.
  • Discounted subscription fees for specified journals.
  • The right to vote and defend the adhesion of the Administrative Council.
  • Participation in the discussion list and receipt of regular updates on events, work, discussions.  https://iaps-association.org/