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Working Across Disciplines

Our faculty and diverse set of affiliated programs suggest one way in which we are an interdisciplinary program. Another way is to look at our participation in a broad range of professional associations and scholarly journals. Recent research, for instance, has addressed the experiences of recently housed homeless people, the privatization of public space, socio-spatial conflicts, children’s safety in the public environment, relocation, community based approaches to housing, the design of specialized environments such as museums, zoos, gardens and hospitals, the changing relationships between home, family and work, the environmental experiences of gay men and lesbians, and access to parks and other urban ‘green spaces.’ None of these topics could have been adequately addressed from the perspective of a single discipline.

Below is a sample interdisciplinary journals in which our work has been published and associations to which our faculty and students belong. For additional resources, please see our Journals Wiki and our Associations Wiki.


Journal of Environmental Psychology
Environment and Behavior
Environment and Planning
Gender, Place and Culture
Journal of Architecture and Planning
Health and Place
Children, Youth and Environments


Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
American Psychological Association
Society for Human Ecology (APA)SHE
International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPES)


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