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Showcasing the latest achievements, accolades, research, events and stories from the Department of Geography and Urban Studies  in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.

Events Water Justice in Mexico City

Dr. Katie Meehan Discusses Water Justice in Mexico City at the Department of Geography and Urban Studies annual Benjamin H. Kohl Social Justice Lecture

On November 3rd, the Department of Geography and Urban Studies welcomed Dr. Katie Meehan from the University of Oregon to present this year’s Benjamin H/ Kohl Social Justice Lecture, titled “Water Justice in Mexico City: Grassroots Innovation and Paradoxical Promise.” The event, which celebrates the life and academic commitments of beloved GUS faculty member Ben…
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Our Undergrads Take on Middle States

On October 20 and 21, five students representing the Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University attended the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting at SUNY Geneseo. They presented five-minute talks on a range of topics: Jillian Eller: “Liquor Store Locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Their Relation to…
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Environmental GIS takes on Urban Heat at the River City Festival

By Hamil Pearsall, PhD, Marlee Cooper, Dempsey DiMedio, Kenneth Govan, Jason Loux, Daron Mulligan, Charlie Orr, Julia Pedrick, Sam Schwarzwalder, and Chris Tauskey On Saturday, October 14th, the students from Environmental GIS taught by Professor Hamil Pearsall developed an exhibit on urban heat islands in Philadelphia as part of the Climate City section at the…
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Extreme Weather

Our Faculty Advocate for Climate Change Policy Reform in Wake of Recent Natural Disasters

On Sept. 26, six of our faculty openly addressed recent natural disasters in a panel titled “Extreme Weather or Extreme Politics: Climate Change, Urban Planning and the 2017 Hurricane Season.” Moderated by Hamil Pearsall, an expert on hazards and vulnerability, panelists included Christina Rosan, David Organ, Victor Gutierrez-Velez, Robert Mason, and Charles Kaylor. Read more…
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GIS Studio Grand Opening

On Friday October 6th, we celebrated the grand opening of our new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Studio. The GIS Studio is located on the first floor of Gladfelter Hall. Formerly not in use as an academic space, the mezzanine level now includes the studio, the faculty office for the Assistant Director of the Professional Science…
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Assistant/Associate Professor in International Development, Economic Globalization, and Global Change

Job Description Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in International Development, Economic Globalization and Global Change beginning in academic year 2018-19. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for…
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Building Information Technology Skills, Summer 2017

Each summer, youth from all parts of Philadelphia come to Temple University to participate in the Building Information Technology Skills (bITS) program at Temple University.  The program offers unique opportunities for urban youth to acquire new digital literacy and professional skills for the 21st century. The program seeks to build new capacities for community development and economic change…
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