AAG to feature “Geographies of Climate Change” at Annual Meeting

Climate change is the major environmental challenge facing humankind today. "Geographies of Climate Change," a featured theme for the upcoming AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Fla., highlights the complex spatial dimensions of climate change, including the observed and anticipated geographical differentiation in potential impacts and vulnerability. The Presidential Plenary that opens the Annual Meeting will…
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Learn About AAG’s Annual Meeting Childcare Subsidy Program

The AAG provides limited reimbursement to registered conference attendees to subsidize part of the necessary child care expenses incurred during the meeting at a licensed child care agency/provider. Be sure to also visit the AAG's Annual Meeting Parents Exchange, an online discussion forum available to parents planning to travel with children to its Annual Meeting…
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Apply to Become a Volunteer at the Tampa AAG Annual Meeting

Get involved by volunteering some of your time during the AAG Annual Meeting April 8-12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Student members and unemployed or underemployed geographers who are AAG members are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to help offset their meeting registration costs. All applicants must be registered and must have paid for the meeting…
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Featured Themes Bring Engaging Experiences to AAG 2013 Tampa

The AAG annual meeting will feature more than 5,000 presentations, posters, and workshops by leading scholars, researchers, and educators. Current themes for the AAG Annual Meeting include: Geographies of Climate Change GIScience, GIS and Policy Racism and Violence Scale and Sustainability The American South In addition, AAG Past President Eric Sheppard will be delivering his past…
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AAG to feature theme on scale and sustainability

“Scale and Sustainability” is among the emerging themes being developed for the AAG Annual Meeting in April. This track of sessions will consider how scale matters for sustainability and at what scale sustainability should be examined. In these sessions, the queries are extended to all of sustainable development—the linking of environment and development to enhance…
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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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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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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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