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Welcome to EDRA50Brooklyn

EDRA50 Brooklyn invites researchers and practitioners to come together with a shared belief in shaping urban design and changing environmental behavior at the global scale. The conference offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and educational seminars tailored exclusively for those in the environmental design field! Watch for an online schedule, plenary updates, details about special EDRA at 50 sessions, and special events.


Come to EDRA50 and Celebrate!

  • 50 years of EDRA = 50 years of the field of Environmental Design Research!

  • 50 Years of Environmental Psychology – at the City University of New York

  • 50 years of the journal Environment & Behavior

Join us for presentations on the following environmental design topics:

  • Urban Sustainability, Equity and Globalization

  • Global Climate Change — Attitudes and Behavior

  • Environmental Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Urban Ecology

  • Participatory and Evidence-Based Strategies for Sustainable Design

  • Design & Advocacy: Environmental Design Research and Policy

  • Place-making: Personal, Social and Cultural Meanings of Space

  • Resilient Community Planning, Housing and Design

  • Heritage and Cultural Infrastructure

  • Sustainable Lifestyles and Behavior



An Affordable EDRA50

  • Reduced room rates at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge and Hampton Inn Brooklyn Downtown NY

  • Reduced registration fee – EDRA50 Anniversary Banquet fee separated from registration

  • Membership rates for members of EDRA, IAPS, MERA, EBRA

  • Discounts on Delta Airlines



EDRA50 Pricing

Full Conference Registration By March 16 After March 16
EDRA member $484.50 $570.00
Emeritus/Life members $212.50 $250.00
Non-member $722.50 $850.00
Student Member $212.50 $250.00
Student Non-member* $297.50 $350.00


One-Day Registration By March 16 After March 16
EDRA member $191.25 $225.00
Emeritus/Life members $191.25 $225.00
Non-member $242.25 $285.00
Student Member $93.50 $110.00
Student Non-member* $144.50 $170.00


STUDENT NON-MEMBERS* To take advantage of student non-member pricing, email with a copy of your current student ID to request a promo code so that you can get the non-member student rate. Or, consider joining EDRA as a student member for $75 to get student member pricing for the conference, and receive all of the benefits of regular membership for a full year!

EDRA50 BANQUET TICKET $90.00 (Not included in conference registration. Learn more.)

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellation requests must be submitted through the online form. Requests received by April 19, 2019, will receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $50 administrative charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after the deadline. No-shows are NOT refundable under any circumstances.


Register for EDRA50


May 22 - 26, 2019

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Where: New York University
Tandon School of Engineering
5 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States


If you need an accessibility ride from or to NYU please contact for service details.

Register Today!

Online registration until: 5/22/2019


Keynote Speaker


Jan Gehl - Keynote Speaker


Jan Gehl

Architect, professor and consultant on urban design, has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the pedestrian, public life and cyclists.


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Support EDRA

Your support for EDRA helps us focus on the important work we do.



Donate Today!

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities

EDRA50 Sustainable Urban Environments: Research, Design and Planning for the Next 50 Years will explore how environments at all scales can be designed in support of a more sustainable world.

Download the Prospectus PDF


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EDRA50 Anniversary Celebration Banquet!

May 24, 2019

Experience a three-hour Hudson River dinner cruise in the Hybrid Yacht!


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Key Dates

February 8, 2019
Acceptance notification to all authors and presenters

March 8, 2019
Presenter abstract revisions due via Speaker Center. (Full papers and visual materials for posters and shorts are NOT due.)

March 16, 2019
Last day for Early Bird discounted registration rates

April 23, 2019
Poster and Digital Media Shorts upload deadline

May 22-26, 2019
EDRA50 Sustainable Urban Environments Conference in Brooklyn, New York






Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop

February 18, 2019
Notices of Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop acceptance sent out for presenters

March 4, 2019
Deadline for students to send a Confirmation of Participation notice and register to attend EDRA50Brooklyn.

Note: additional spots may open up at this point. Unregistered students will be dropped, and spots will be offered to the waitlisted students.

March 4, 2019
EDRA Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop Conference Registration deadline



March 16, 2019
Expanded (5 page) Research Summary due from accepted presenters

May 22, 2019
Day of Workshop

Any questions regarding the workshop or the application procedure should be directed to Jinoh Park, EDRA Student Representative to the Board at

We hope to see you in Brooklyn on May 22!

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NYU Dorm Rooms no longer available
Manhattan location: Founders Hall

Conference registration required by May 3, 2019. Refunds available with cancellation.



New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
+718 246 7000

Single/Double Occupancy: rates as low as $239/night

Reservation Method: Call in the hotel direct at 1(800)228-9290. You have to mention that you are with EDRA to obtain these rates.

Cut off date for this special rate: May 1, 2019

Book Your Room

Hampton Inn Brooklyn Downtown NY
125 Flatbush Ave Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201
+718 875 8800

Single/Double Occupancy: rates as low as $209/night

Reservation Method: You must mention that you are with EDRA to obtain these rates. Reservations will be welcomed via telephone number: 1.844.387.0603 or 1.718.875.8800

Cut off date for special rate: April 30, 2019

Book Your Room

Tillary Hotel rooms are full. Please inquiry directly with the hotel: 1.844.329.9537 or 1.718.329.9537



Flight Discounts

DELTA Airlines special rates for all EDRA50 attendees

2% to 25% discounts*
Use discount Meeting Code NY2LK

*Discounts vary depending on fare class, booking class, domestic ticket and international ticket. See details below.


Delta Meeting Network®
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

*There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

Refer to Meeting Event Code NY2LK

Book Your Flight Online


  • Discounts applicable worldwide for eligible Delta Meeting Network passengers.

  • Agreement not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons, or promotional offers. Not all fares are eligible for use with this Agreement. Fare rules will determine eligibility.

  • Zone Fares are applicable for travel from U.S./CA only to worldwide destinations except International Transpacific Asia/Australia. Please use Agreement Meeting Code to price the itinerary or call the DMN Desk at 1-800-328-2216 for pricing assistance. Please reference your GDS for Zone Fare Terms and Conditions.

  • Fares are valid via Delta, Delta Connection and applicable DL* codeshare flights.

  • International discounts apply for travel on “AZ” coded flights. Contact the DMN Desk at 1-800-328-2216 for applicable AZ classes of service.

  • Administrative fees for published fares and zones fares are subject to change.




Fare Information

Travel in or Between U.S./CA:

Delta Booking Class Discount
F / J / C / D / Y / P / I 10% off
B / M / H / Q / K / L 5% off
U / T / V / X 2% off

Discounts valid on Delta and applicable DL* Codeshare flights


International DL*:

Delta (DL) Booking Class Discount
J / C / D / W / Y / B / M 10% off
I / Z / H / Q / K / L / U 5% off
T 3% off

Travel allowed between Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Caribbean, SJU, STT, STX, Central/South America, Israel, Mexico, U.S. and Canada (does not apply within/between U.S./CA). Discounts valid on DL and applicable DL* Codeshare flights. Fare Class X / V discounts do not apply.


International Transpacific Asia/Australia - US/CA DL*:

Delta (DL) Booking Class Discount Haneda Japan Discount
J / C / W / Y 20% off 25% off
D / I / B / M / H / Q / K 10% off 15% off
Z / L / U / T 5% off 10% off
X / V 3% off 8% off

Travel allowed between Asia/Australia - U.S. and Canada.

Does not apply within/between U.S./CA).

Discounts valid on DL and applicable DL* Codeshare flights.