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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. Chakravorty in BBC, New York Times

Dr. Sanjoy Chakravorty’s book The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence, has, since publication in 2013, become influential in India’s national debate on land policy. The BBC recently published an article in which Dr. Chakravorty outlines the historical significance of land acquisition in India, the currently proposed bill, and the controversy it has sparked. The…
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Philadelphia on the Frontline of Climate Change

On Tuesday March 17th, GUS Faculty Tina Rosan moderated a discussion with panelists Kathleen Grady of Temple’s Office of Sustainability and Adam Garber, of PennEnvironment to discuss what Temple and the City of Philadelphia are doing to address climate change and what additional actions can be taken to make a difference.   Photo and Video…
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Rad Dish Grand Opening

Rad Dish Co-op Café Now Open

On February 5th, the Rad Dish Co-op Café, a student-run cooperative café, opened for lunch. The idea for the Rad Dish was developed as an independent study project last spring by an interdisciplinary group of students working with Geography and Urban Studies faculty Allison Hayes-Conroy.   The Rad Dish seeks to provide healthy, local, ethical…
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NJ Sea Grant Consortium Hires GUS PhD Candidate as New Resilience Expert and Extension Agent

Geography and Urban Studies PhD Candidate Mike Schwebel was recently hired by New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute as their community resilience and climate change adaptation specialist.   For more information about the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and  Mike’s position, visit


Winterstein and Briggs, GUS ’08, are Finalists in the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge

Geography and Urban Studies 2008 alumni poet/performance artist Jacob Winterstein and journalist Ryan Briggs are finalists in the 2015 Knight Cities Challenge. Jacob and Ryan are among 126 finalist that emerged from 7,000 proposal. If they win they will ride their bicycles down all 2,575 miles of city streets in Philadelphia, engaging residents in a multimedia…
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GUS and ES Students on the Winning Teams at Student Design Charrette

On January 31st, Temple students collaborated on interdisciplinary teams to design a tiny house to be located in the Temple Community Garden at Broad and Diamond. Geography and Urban Studies major Molly Mattes was on the winning team and Environmental Studies majors Jeffrey Karmazin and Peter Usilton were on the team that placed second.   More information…
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Open Position: Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies ( invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional) position specializing in Geographic Information Science for academic year 2015-2016. The initial appointment will be for one year, including summer, renewable annually, pending continued college-level funding and satisfactory performance. The position is intended to support…
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Rad Dish Members

The Rad Dish Co-Operative Cafe to Open February 5th

The Rad Dish Co-op, a cooperatively-student-run cafe, has brought together students from a variety of backgrounds at Temple, with one common interest: to serve local, ethical, fair-trade food on campus. Developed out of an independent study project with Allison Hayes-Conroy, a GUS faculty member, students have worked to put together to plan that would not only provide…
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