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EDRA51 Tempe

April 4 - April 7

EDRA51 Tempe

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, EDRA51 Tempe will not take place in person. Instead, the conference will be held virtually.

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) invites practitioners, researchers, and educators to submit their proposals and join the 51st annual conference to collectively rethink how socially embedded, inclusive, and collaborative environmental design may serve as a foundation for transforming society and addressing the major challenges the world is facing.

EDRA51 TEMPE “TRANSFORM: SOCIALLY EMBEDDED COLLABORATION” will take place April 4-7, 2020 in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, where urban development faces grave challenges related to fragile ecosystems, scarcity of resources, persistence in environmental and social justice, and climate uncertainty. Our problems are not unique. EDRA 51 Tempe will be the opportunity to brainstorm how environmental design research collaborates with academia, not-for-profit organizations, public sectors, and private sectors to lead the charge in transforming people’s relationships with each other, their communities, and their environments toward net positive futures.

The purpose of EDRA – The Environmental Design Research Association – is to advance and disseminate research, teaching, and practice toward improving an understanding of the relationships among people, their built environments, and natural eco-systems.

The mission of EDRA is to provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary community to connect theory, research, teaching, and practice to recognize, create and advocate for environments that are responsive to diverse human needs. EDRA is committed to equity, inclusion, and respect for all persons.


April 4
April 7
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City of Tempe
Tempe, AZ United States


EDRA: Environmental Design Research Association