IAPS was officially founded in 1981 with Rikard Küller as President and David Canter as General Secretary, although its origins go back to a series of successful conferences in several European countries from 1969 onwards. IAPS is now well-established and has an international membership list. The Objectives of IAPS are; To facilitate communication among those concerned with the relationships between people and their physical environment; To stimulate research and innovation for improving human well-being and the physical environment; To promote the integration of research, education, policy and practice
Previous presidents and secretaries in Paris 2000
As a subdiscipline within applied psychology, environmental psychology is concerned both with psychological effects of the physical environment and with effects of human action on the sociophysical environment. The environmental psychology division of IAAP was founded in 1982 at the Edinburgh congress. The IAAP president Claude Levy-Leboyer and Kenneth Craik were both instrumental. Kenneth Craik was the Division president.
is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers. The purpose of edra is the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.
As its name implies, the International Commission on Illumination - abbreviated as CIE from its French title Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage - is an organization devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of lighting. The CIE is a technical, scientific and cultural, non-profit autonomous organization. It has grown out of the interests of individuals working in illumination. Since its inception 90 years ago, the CIE has become a professional organization and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body.