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the-pg-cover-2017The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 69, Issue 1 (February 2017) of The Professional Geographer is now available.

The focus of The Professional Geographer is on short articles in academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal provides a forum for new ideas and alternative viewpoints.

Each issue, the Editor chooses one article to make freely available. In this issue you can read Renaming and Rebranding within U.S. and Canadian Geography Departments, 1990–2014 by Amy E. Frazier and Thomas A. Wikle for free for the next 3 months.

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Table of Contents for 69(1)
Residential Tourism, Swimming Pools, and Water Demand in the Western Mediterranean by Álvaro-Francisco Morote, David Saurí & María Hernández

Editor’s Choice: Renaming and Rebranding within U.S. and Canadian Geography Departments, 1990–2014 by Amy E. Frazier & Thomas A. Wikle Free access for 3 months!

Local Indicator of Colocation Quotient with a Statistical Significance Test: Examining Spatial Association of Crime and Facilities by Fahui Wang, Yujie Hu, Shuai Wang & Xiaojuan Li

The Shape of Mobility: Measuring the Distance Decay Function of Household Mobility by John R. Hipp & Adam Boessen

Strategically Siting Urban Agriculture: A Socioeconomic Analysis of Roanoke, Virginia by Tammy E. Parece, Elena L. Serrano & James B. Campbell

Food Diaries to Measure Food Access: A Case Study from Rural Cuba by Federica Bono & John C. Finn

A Proposed Method for Spatial Data Disaggregation and Interpolation by Kyle D. Buck

Land Changes Fostering Atlantic Forest Transition in Brazil: Evidence from the Paraíba Valley by Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva, Mateus Batistella, Emilio Federico Moran & Dengsheng Lu

Modal Choice in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area: An Exploratory Data Analysis by Donald W. Buckwalter

Preparing Geographers for Interdisciplinary Research: Graduate Training at the Interface of the Natural and Social Sciences by Russell C. Hedberg II, Arielle Hesse, Doug Baldwin, Jase Bernhardt, David Pahl Retchless & Jamie E. Shinn

Local Innovativeness and Knowledge Spillovers of Indigenous Firms on Foreign Firms: Evidence from China’s ICT Industry by Cassandra C. Wang & Yiqiong Guo

Characterizing and Predicting Traffic Accidents in Extreme Weather Environments by Richard M. Medina, Guido Cervone & Nigel M. Waters

Computer Science and Programming Courses in Geography Departments in the United States by Forrest J. Bowlick, Daniel W. Goldberg & Sarah Witham Bednarz

Social Consequences of Gated Communities: The Case of Suburban Warsaw by Dorota Mantey