Slide exploring the intersection of psychology, architecture and urban design

My Latest Book: Places of the Heart

Learn about the relationship between emotion and place and how technology is changing this interaction.

Speaking Engagements

In addition to university lectures, I speak at public and corporate events ranging from TEDx to book readings.

Mind Wandering

Read my regular column in Psychology Today – Mind Wandering – to learn about the psychogeography of everyday life.

Streets with No Game

Is urban design a matter of public health? Check out this article I wrote for Aeon Magazine to learn more.

“Delightfully lucid… Ellard has a knack for distilling obscure scientific theories into practical wisdom.” – New York Times

Recent Posts

  • I’m still more-or-less housebound with only walks through the local park to provide environmental variety, but I’m still managing to get out and about online, participating in some interesting events whenever I can. For example, recently I had a chance to do a seminar with......

  • A couple of years ago, I was recruited by a local church that was struggling with the same issues as most other Christian churches in the Western world – a decrease in attendance and membership, which in turn was leading to financial woes and a......

  • Sometime in the spring, I had the pleasure of taking part in an online event called “The City in Mind,” organized by my friend Davide Ruzzon, who wears many hats but whom I know best as the director of IUAV University’s Master’s degree program in......

  • I can’t remember a time this year when I didn’t want to start a piece of writing with….well this is not what I expected. The last time I was on here I was filled with ambition to document my lock-down experience, beginning with the observation......