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the-pg-cover-2017The AAG is pleased to announce that Volume 72, Issue 2 (May 2020) 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 Examining Spatial Disparities of Obesity: Residential Segregation and the Urban–Rural Divide by Heewon Chea & Hyun Kim for free for the next 3 months.

AAG members receive online access to all past and current issues of The Professional Geographer go to the Members Only page and log in using your AAG member ID and password, then choose Publications on the top menu and navigate to the AAG Journals page.

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Table of Contents


Modeling Urban Growth and Land Cover Change in Albuquerque Using SLEUTH by Pankaj Bajracharya, Christopher D. Lippitt & Selima Sultana

“Banking Deserts,” Bank Branch Losses, and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics in the City of Chicago: A Spatial and Statistical Analysis by Scott W. Hegerty

Free Access: Examining Spatial Disparities of Obesity: Residential Segregation and the Urban–Rural Divide by Heewon Chea & Hyun Kim

Institutional Twitter Usage among U.S. Geography Departments by Xi Gong & K. Maria D. Lane

Open Access: Motivation and Its Consideration in Participatory Spatial Data Contribution by Sabine Hennig

Articles (continued)

Science, Technology, and Society Approaches to Fieldwork in Geography by Nathaniel Ray Pickett, Samuel Henkin & Shannon O’Lear

Studying Migration in the Time of Trump: Power, Positionality, and Formal Politics in the Field by Jared P. Van Ramshorst

Becoming In/Out of Place: Doing Research in Chinatown as a Chinese Female Geographer in the Era of Transnationalism by Shaolu Yu

Division of Hunan and Hubei Provinces in the Qing Dynasty: Pragmatism in the Unity of Heaven and Governance by Qing Pei

Negative Research: Sonic Methods in Geography and Their Limits by Key MacFarlane