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

  • It has been one crazy year (or three) but I seem to be getting back into regular activity mode, albeit with much longer hair and (still) much more time spent at home than I’m used to. For those of you who have been coming here......

  • 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......