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IAPS holds a major conference every two years. These conferences have until now been held in Europe and Western Asia.

IAPS is very keen to support conferences which are compatible with the objectives of the Association and in which our members will have an interest and may indeed be attending and speaking. For example, a way to support related conferences is to offer to organise a paper session. By these means the IAPS Board will put together a themed symposium, including supplying the speakers. We believe this is an excellent way of encouraging collaboration between organisations, and for this reason we will always try to look favourably on any request by another organisation to organise such a session at one of the IAPS conferences.

The Networks too organise symposia and conferences.

IAPS is very keen to have links with sister organisations, and we are constantly looking for ways in which these relationships can benefit the membership. For example, it has been agreed that members of EDRA, MERA and PAPER will get reduced rate registration fees for IAPS Conferences. This is in turn reciprocated so that if an IAPS member attends an EDRA Conference they pay the same fee as an EDRA member. Membership of IAPS also enables reduced subscription rates to various journals.



International Symposium IAPS-CSBE 'Culture & Space in the Built Environment Network' and the IAPS - HOUSING Network

Download call for Papers & Poster or visit the Official Site


Child in the City

3-5 November 2008, Rotterdam


The Child in the City conference is the fourth bi-annual conference of the European Network Child Friendly Cities (EN CFC). During the last decennium this conference has been the place to be for all cities and scientists focussing on the theme of a local child friendly policy. Cities from all over Europe (but also from Canada and Australia, and…) inspired each other by telling about their own experiences and looking for similar cities with similar problems. It is as a market and a lab in which new ideas are developed.



IAPS 2010

Leipzig, Germany, June 27th July 2nd, 2010. "Vulnerability, Risk and Complexity: Impacts of global Change on Human Habitats"

Please refer to the official Congress website http://www.iaps2010.ufz.de/





IAPS 2008
Urban diversities, biosphere and well-being:
designing and managing our common environment
Rome, 28/07-01/08 2008
Visit the dedicated site for detailed information:

Steering Committee:

Marino Bonaiuto
Sapienza Università di Roma
Mirilia Bonnes
Sapienza Università di Roma
Anna Maria Nenci

Participants' list and more new information now online.

Pictures by Ricardo Garcia Mira

IAPS 19 in Alexandria

The 19th IAPS Conference held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt on 11-16 September, 2006, presented the multifaceted reality of the problems we are tackling in our world today to reach sustainable development, ‘a concept around which our common future turns’ (Uzzell, 2002). To meet the challenges of the New Millennium, it was found imminent to engage in more interdisciplinary collaboration between the disciplines of IAPS (design field/ anthropology-sociology- psychology- geography- ecology-environment) and the natural sciences to contribute to the main theme of Environment, Health and Sustainable Development.


IAPS 18 in Vienna

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Ombretta Romice
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