Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy & Practice
Abstract Submission has closed! Please take a look below to find the Conference Themes and goals. Many thanks!
The event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, at the University of Strathclyde, from the 24th to the 29th June 2012. In accordance with the IAPS mission (www.iaps-association.org), the Conference will explore human behaviour and experience in both the built and natural environments and will focus on the relationship between research, practice and policy and how this can significantly impact on socially and environmentally sustainable development.
The Conference intends to achieve its primary goal by tracing and recording development in research, identifying future research strategies, and critically strengthening research links with professional practice and policy making. This will be done within three themes: Geography and Context (urbanisation and planning in developed and developing countries); Planning, Design and Evaluation in Human Environments; and Policy Implementation and Management.
In exploring the inter-relationships between research, policy and practice, the Conference seeks to address questions such as when, how and why should these areas come together? By addressing these questions the Conference aims to highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary research and critical thinking, the potential impact of environment-behaviour research on policy and practice and future areas for collaboration and implementation of expertise.
In line with past Conferences, IAPS22 will have a strong research focus on human-environment transactions. However, an important innovation will be the attempt to actively engage with practitioners and policy makers and to promote this work to a wider audience. To provide a context for this wider engagement, the Conference will concentrate the debate within the three themes and related sub-themes as outlined below. All contributions are invited to present work that relates to these Conference themes:
1. Geography and Context: Urbanisation and Planning in Developed and Developing Countries
1.1.Urban sustainability and ecological impact
1.2.De-industrialisation and regeneration of ‘Brownfield’ sites
1.3.Scale and pace of development in urban environments
1.4.Adaptability, flexibility and self-organisation in response to urbanisation
2. Planning, Design and Evaluation in Human Environments
2.1.Person-environment congruence in urban and natural environments
2.2.Post-Occupancy Evaluation for human-wellbeing
2.3.Evidence-based research and its impact on policy and practice
2.4. Methodological innovations in environment-behaviour studies
3. Policy Implementation and Management: from International/Government Level to Local/Community Level
3.1.The role of organisational structures on policy-making and implementation
3.2.Attitudes, trust and environmental concern
3.3.Participation, enablement & communication within the decision making process
3.4.Communities and ownership
Registration and submission of abstracts will be handled via an online procedure. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Submitted abstracts must have been around 500 words in length. Please indicate a conference theme and sub-theme (1.1 – 3.4) to which your presentation relates.
Abstract submission has closed, we look forward to seeing you in Glasgow. Authors will received notification of acceptance around the 27th January 2012.
The Scientific Committee invited submission of abstracts for contributions to one of the following:
· Individual Oral Presentation related to one of the conference themes
· Symposium for an entire thematic session. Proposals should include the name of the chair, the title, a description of the symposium content, name of all contributors and the title of their proposed oral presentations if they are known at this point. If you intend to submit a contribution to a proposed symposium, please include an abstract and the title of the respective symposium. Please note that all contributors to submitted symposia need to register individually.
· Poster Session. This allows participants to present their work in a visual manner rather than during a traditional session. All posters will be exhibited in a common area and be visible to all participants during the conference. Submissions for a poster session are also done vian an abstract. Please note that printing posters is the responsibility of the particpants and these should be in A1 size, 841 x 594 cm, portrait.
· Young Researchers Workshop Presentation. These are individual contributions from on-going PhD work and will be chaired by a senior colleague that will act as a mentor. Young Researchers Workshops will be organised around the three sub-themes of urbanisation and planning, design and evaluation, and policy and management and each workshop will be led by a senior researcher, manager and designer.
· Case Studies. These can be presented by an individual or a group and should be based on work within the area of research, policy or practice. Case studies should present past, current and future work within a specific area. Each presentation should last 10 mins maximum. They will all be collected in our website for reference.
Some detailed suggestions on how to present case studies
We have decided to add more detail in this category because it is a new entry, so please bear with us!
The purpose of Case Studies is to collect interesting experiences across the main Conference Theme sub-topics: geographic scale, design and implementation.
We encourage you to submit a range of reports– we want to know what you and your colleagues are involved in and start to create a rich database of information and contacts useful to IAPS members which can grow over the years.
We ask your help in collecting examples of the following:
1- Innovative research in the environment behaviour field which has been applied to real contexts. These can be of built development, examples of management and capacity building, policy making, education…
Please focus on the aims/objectives and context of the research, its development and application and its outputs. Conclude with a reflection on the relationship between those responsible for the research and those responsible of its application, listing helpful hints and lessons learned.
2- Built/realised projects, examples of management and mobilisation of local, national or international resources, policy contexts which have inspired new research.
Please focus on the dialogue between the parties involved, the process adopted in shaping research goals and maintaining them linked to development, policy, and management.
3- Examples of research in the environment behaviour field and of practice, policy making and management which you think could benefit practice, policy making but have not yet found an application.
4- Issues, problems, questions from practice, policy making and management that you would like to address to the research community.
We hope these four groups of submissions will stimulate shared interests between research community, practice, and policy making and that eventually sharing these experiences will stimulate dialogue and collaboration in the future.
Submission format for case studies:
First, please submit an abstract of 200 words via the online submission process.
Your abstract will then be reviewed and if accepted we will request submission of a full paper of 1500 words and advise of the submission process and deadline.
· Refer to which of the 3 Conference Sub Themes this belongs to (Geographic scale, Design or Implementation or all three).
· Describe the context of the case study, the partners/institutions involved (i.e. university, local government, NGO…), the focus of the case study (i.e. housing, education, environmental behaviour..).
· List all relevant outcomes of the research and illustrate how they have been applied (category 1) or describe the research briefs (category 2) or both (category 3).
· List all relevant outputs, in terms of resources disseminated (i.e. publications, websites, manuals, policies, academic courses), social and economic spin offs (new organisations formed).
· Any possible detail which could be of use to get in touch or gain more information about the experience illustrated.
· Use images!!!
The Conference programme will also include keynote contributions, Thematic networks’ meetings and thematic excursions. A very exciting social programme will accompany the scientific programme.
For more information on the Conference theme, relevant dates, fees, venue, etc., please return to the conference homepage.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are looking forward to hearing from you soon:
Dr. Ombretta Romice, Strathclyde University, Department of Architecture
Dr. Edward Edgerton, University of the West of Scotland, School of Social Sciences, Psychology Division
Dr. Kevin Thwaites, University of Sheffield, Department of Landscape