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Foreword

Dear participant,

We are happy and proud to present to you Environment 2.0, the 9th biennial conference on environmental psychology. Thanks to all your contributions we have been able to compose a highly attractive program, promising an exciting conference.

We have been overwhelmed by the interest our call raised receiving over 250 submissions for oral presentations, a new record. This splendid harvest shows the strength and vitality of the field of environmental psychology and the fast growing significance of the biennial conferences, which have developed into a major meeting place for researchers from all over the world. We feel honored that we can welcome over 325 participants from more than 25 different countries. The great interest shown also brought along some limitations. Unavoidably the review committee was forced to be more selective than in previous meetings. We had to make some difficult decisions. Fortunately the judgments of many independent reviewers helped us a lot. We are very grateful for their thoughtful contributions.

This year's special conference theme is Environment2.0. The call for papers was centered around the question whether we as environmental psychologists are sufficiently aware of the fact that a layer of information and communication technology is augmenting our physical and social worlds. Moreover, increasingly advanced communication and interaction technologies are offering us new ways to investigate and change person-environment interaction. We were happy to see quite a number of submissions around this topic. The keynote lecture of prof Wijnand IJsselsteijn is also directly related to this theme. The keynote by prof Robert Cialdini relates to the theme of behaviour change, one of the core topics in environmental psychology today. With our third keynote lecture, by prof Eus van Someren we wanted to open yet another new perspective on how environment, human behaviour, and human wellbeing are interconnected.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome you to Eindhoven and wish you a most stimulating, inspiring and memorable conference,

Cees Midden
Conference Chair

Organizing committee: Antal Haans, Jaap Ham, Yvonne de Kort, Ellen de Bree


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