GIScience, GIS and Public Policy at the AAG Annual Meeting

A core theme of the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting will be "GIScience, GIS, and Public Policy," which will explore the expanding role of GIScience and GIS in the public policy arena on crucial national issues. Participants are invited to develop ideas on this theme and to form sessions and submit papers. The potential for GIS…
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Julian Bond to Speak at AAG Meeting in Tampa

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce that Julian Bond, a renowned civil rights pioneer and political leader, has been named the third recipient of the AAG Atlas Award. Professor Bond will receive the award at the AAG’s next Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida on Friday evening, April 11, 2014, where he…
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AAG to feature theme on racism, violence at Florida conference

“We would be remiss, while in Tampa, to not collectively consider the broader implications of the death of Trayvon Martin and the complex and disturbing trial that followed, and to explore our potential contributions to a path forward,” says AAG President Julie Winkler. For this reason, "Racism and Violence in America: Fifty Years since the…
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A Lesser Known Florida

Looking out the window flying into Tampa, Florida, a visitor will see small towns along the coast, perhaps a glimpse of sprawling Orlando, and plenty of green spaces in between. Tampa Bay appears and you have arrived in the Sunshine State. As you deplane you are welcomed by warm, tropical air. Florida has long occupied…
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Craft Beer and Tampa

Beer needs water and great beer needs great water. Tampa has an abundance of both and ample evidence is found in the burgeoning craft beer scene in the metropolitan area. The 2014 Annual Meeting affords geographers the opportunity to experience this craft beer culture first hand. Freshwater has long been important to the inhabitants of…
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Save the Date: AAG 2014

The association looks forward to its next meeting in Tampa, set for April 8 to April 12, 2014. The conference will feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips. Sessions will be organized around featured themes and relevant topics, such as Florida and the Global South, Climate Change, Migration and Immigration, Hazards: Resilience and…
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Jared Diamond and Charles Mann to Discuss Their New Books at AAG Annual Meeting

Jared Diamond and Charles Mann will speak on their most recent books in a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles at 6:45 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. This session is hosted by the AAG and its new publication, The AAG Review of Books. Diamond In his latest book, The World Until…
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Los Angeles, the Improbably Sustainable City

By Stephanie Pincetl To many, even Angelenos, Los Angeles is the poster child of all that is unsustainable. Sprawling, polluted, car dependent, center-less, the importer of water, devoid of culture and urbanity, Los Angeles is seen as the antithesis of a sustainable city. But some basic indicators show how Los Angeles, and its surrounding county,…
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