I recently discovered the International Ambiances Network who held their 2013 conference ‘ambiances in translation’ in London. Unfortunately I missed it but the recordings of the conference are available on their website. Information and recordings on other conferences are also available from the same site making it a fantastic resource for the study of the research field in architectural and urban ambiances.
There is also a an international journal of sensory environments and urban spaces called ambiances. A fantastic resource dedicated to the sensory domain, questioning and researching the ambiance of lived spaces and their multi-sensory characteristics, sound, light, touch, smell, temperature, etc.