Researchers, scholars, architects, planners, and designers, are all invited to submit proposals for presentation at this landmark event. Tufts University, located just outside Boston, Massachusetts, will host the conference.

Speakers will explore the implications of embodied cognition, cognitive architecture, biology, and evolution, as well as new research methods and techniques for using biometrics in urban planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. 

Modern neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and psychology, coupled with powerful new biometric tools able to measure the human experience of place, provide new information and methods for understanding, creating and assessing architecture and urban spaces.

This conference will bring together creative thinkers from around the world who are advancing knowledge in these areas, helping to shape a new kind of design practice, one that embraces the unconscious responses we have to external stimuli and is evidence-based.

We welcome proposal submissions (abstracts between 200-350 words) that succinctly explain the specific problem you are exploring, the questions you are asking in your research, methods, data, results, and implications for urban experience and design theory and practice.  Include your name, email address, and present affiliation.  Abstracts are due November 15, 2018.  Notifications will be made on December 4, 2018, and 15-20 page papers will be due by March 15, 2019.

Email abstracts to Prof. Justin Hollander, justin.hollander@tufts.edu

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