Project Description

ICEP 2021 Siracusa
International Conference on Environmental Psychology

Urban Center, Catania University and Teatro Comunale, Siracusa, Italy

October 5th – 8th 2021

Welcome letter from the Conference Chair,

Prof. Giuseppe Carrus

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the International Conference on Environmental Psychology – ICEP 2021 will take place from October 5th to 8h 2021 in the beautiful city of Siracusa, in Sicily, Italy.

The aim of the conference is to promote the scientific debate over the most recent empirical findings and theoretical advances in environmental psychological science, and to stimulate peer-to-peer discussions in qualified networks on the relationship between humans and their environment.

The ICEP 2021 will be an international benchmark for experienced scholars, junior researchers and professionals working in the field of Environmental Psychology across the world. The ICEP 2021 will also welcome the participation of experts from other fields interested in environmental issues and human behaviour, to strengthen the dialogue and the multidisciplinary collaboration between psychological science and other disciplines, such as architecture, economics, geography and natural science, and to foster the links between environmental research and policy.

The ICEP 2021 Conference will build upon the success of the previous ICEP editions in A Coruna 2017 and Plymouth 2019, and on the great experience of the BCEP Conferences held in Groningen, Magdeburg and Zurich.

The ICEP Conference series is held every two years under the auspices of the Division of Environmental Psychology of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP). The ICEP 2021 will be organized by the Department of Education of the Roma Tre University, and will have the local support of the Siracusa Architecture school at the University of Catania, as well as the full support of the Siracusa Municipality and other local cultural institutions.

The ICEP 2021 will bring together experts in behavioural, social and environmental science from over the world, in the magnificent surrounding and extraordinary historical heritage of Siracusa. The Conference will thus be an opportunity for academics and professionals in environmental psychological science and practice to strengthen existing networks and to exchange scientific knowledge on some of the most urgent challenges of contemporary human society.

The topics that will be discussed during the conference include, but are not limited to, issues such as:

CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND GLOBAL ISSUES

  • Climate change
  • Ecological behaviour and pro-environmental attitudes
  • Land management, farming and resource conservation
  • Plastic pollution
  • Water resource management and oceans
  • The UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  • People-environment relations and the Covid-19 pandemic emergency
  • Environmental education
  • Citizen participation and environmental policies
  • Place identity and place attachment
  • Social ecology

ENERGY, CARBON EMISSIONS AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

  • Sustainable Energy Transition
  • Life Cycle Assessment and sustainable consumption
  • Transportation, mobility and travel behaviour
  • Nearly Zero Energy Building
  • Energy poverty

ENVIRONMENT, NATURE AND HUMAN HEALTH & WELLBEING

  • Restorative environments
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Urban and peri-urban forestry and human wellbeing
  • Environment and health
  • Ecological design
  • Natural disasters and coping with environmental risks and hazards

ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR

  • Urban planning and human behaviour
  • Environmental design
  • Inclusive design
  • Housing and social housing
  • Urban regeneration
  • Extreme environments