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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.

Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski gives the keynote address “Urban greening in the global North and South: Green cities for all or enclaves of environmental privilege?”

Urban Futures: Green, Sustainable, Just?

On February 20, 2018, Professors Hamil Pearsall and Christina Rosan organized a one-day conference at Temple University titled “Urban Futures: Green, Sustainable, Just?” The event brought together researchers, students, and practitioners from across the greater Philadelphia region to explore how ‘urban environments’ and ‘green urban environments’ are understood, governed, and experienced under different political formations,…
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Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship in Black Geographies

Application deadline: 5-5-18 The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek application…
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GUS Faculty Jerry Stahler participates in Road to Recovery

GUS faculty Jerry Stahler and MA alumna Silvana Mazzella work with Temple physicians, researchers and alumni lead the battle against Philly’s opioid epidemic. Dr. Stahler recently visited “El Campamento,” a heroin encampment located along the Conrail train lines in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Stahler knows that there is no simple answer to the opioid…
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GUS faculty participate in Symposium on Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research

On March 22nd and 23rd, the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University hosted a Symposium on Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research.  Scholars examining the social, environmental, economic, politics and cultural dimensions of sustainability science came together to discuss research gaps, provide a conceptual framework, and outline a transdisciplinary sustainability science research agenda with key questions and…
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Dr. Hamil Pearsall selected for NSF’s TRELIS Fellowship

GUS Faculty Dr. Hamil Pearsall was selected to be a 2018 Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences (TRELIS) Fellow. TRELIS is an NSF-funded project that will provide professional development to women in the geospatial sciences. Sixteen TRELIS fellows will participate in a 3-day workshop in May in Madison, Wisconsin to discuss career-retention, mentoring, work-life…
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Growing a Sustainable City? (University of Toronto Press) By Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

GUS Faculty Dr. Christina Rosan and Dr. Hamil Pearsall recently published a book Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture, published by University of Toronto Press. This book examines urban agriculture policies in post-industrial cities. Urban agriculture offers promising solutions to many different urban problems, such as blighted vacant lots, food insecurity, storm…
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Robert Mason

Professor Rob Mason, 1955-2017

Robert J. Mason, PhD October 27, 1955 – November 15, 2017 The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University is greatly saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Professor Robert Mason on November 15, 2017 after a brief illness. Rob was well known for his scholarly contributions to geography particularly in…
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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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GIS River City

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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