Keynote Speakers

Ombretta Romice
Ombretta RomiceSpeech: Masterplanning for Change: an evidence-based approach to peacemaking
Ombretta Romice, architect and PhD in urban design, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds a PostDoc in housing and neighbourhood regeneration by the European Union. She teaches and researches in the areas of urban design, spatial planning, urban morphology, environmental psychology and user participation in design. She has been keynote in Brazil, South Korea, China, Finland, South Africa and on the editorial board of international journals. She was president of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (2008-12) and served on the Board of the Association of European Schools of Planning.
Terry Hartig
Terry HartigSpeech: Restorative environments: Strategies for theory development
Terry Hartig has extensive experience in studying restorative processes and the environments that support them. He has contributed to this field through development of basic theory, methods, and infrastructure, and with findings from studies of restoration in residential, work, institutional and recreational contexts. His best known work concerns restorative benefits of nature experience, and he is frequently cited in the scientific literature on nature and health. He also has a long history of service to the applied research community, through extensive international collaborations, review and editorial activities, and support to scientific societies, currently as president-elect of the Environmental Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology and as a member of the Coordination Committee of the European Network for Housing Research.
Daniel Stokols
Daniel StokolsSpeech: Social Ecology in the Digital Age
Daniel Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He was Founding Dean of UCI’s School of Social Ecology and has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, W.M. Keck Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and several community organizations. Stokols is author of Social Ecology in the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems in a Globalized World (2018) and co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986), the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science (2015), and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987), Environmental Simulation (1993) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002).