Welcome to Urban Realities Laboratory

In our laboratory, we study the impact of urban design on human psychology.  We employ a wide variety of methods ranging from field studies of behaviour in urban and architectural settings to the use of immersive virtual reality to test predictions about urban behaviour in simulations.

Our goals are both to contribute to theory in environmental psychology and to develop tools that can be applied to specific problems and issues relating to the psychology of the built environment.  We welcome inquiries from potential students and collaborators both within and outside the academic domain.

  1. Jan. 21, 2021Join Dr. Ellard on February 17th for his Seminar on "Our Universal Attraction to Vitality and Its Implications for the Built Environment"

    On February 17, Dr. Ellard will be speaking at Cambridge University’s 51st Martin Centre Lecture series on “Our Universal Attraction to Vitality and its Implications for the Built Environment.”

  2. Jan. 19, 2021Congratulations to Robin Mazumder and Hanna Negami on achieving their PhD Degrees!

    In 2020, two stalwarts of our laboratory, Robin Mazumder and Hanna Negami, graduated with PhD degrees. A part of Dr. Mazumder’s dissertation has recently been published in Cities and Health. Congratulations Robin and Hanna!

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Colin Ellard,