The IAPS Forum East, a network of eastern countries people-environment researchers as an idea of the IAPS Board, has first met at Vienna in 2001, held a symposium at IAPS 17 at La Coruna and a follow-up for IAPS 18 is planned. Mostly planners as well as some social scientists cover the core areas of the field and offer synergies with western researchers. Within the framework of this symposium, a series of regional reports on People-Environment Studies will be presented. The IAPS 18 symposium of the Forum East consists of the following reports:* People-environment Studies in Poland* People-environment Studies in Hungary* People-environment studies in Slovenia: Past and Prospects* People-environment Studies in Slovakia* People-environment Studies in Romania