Geography and Urban Studies News

In more ways than one, nature, society and urbanism intersect, and here at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts, we explore the causes and results of that intersection. The Department of Geography and Urban Studies researches this topic and provides undergraduate and graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to explore how space, place and scale effect the connection between nature and society. The department has a specialized focus on urban studies, here you’ll find content relative to everything our students, faculty and alumni are doing to further geographic analysis of all kinds. Follow the stories here to understand the impact of those changes and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

 

photo of pamela jackson pointing out to the scenic badlands

A geography and urban studies major and Africology and African-American studies minor, Jackson came to CLA as a transfer student. She’s made the most of her time here, connecting the lessons from her major and minor and interning in a field research role for the National Science Foundation.

photo of ice caps melting

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies recently held a panel to discuss the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s October report, which is an update to 2016’s Paris Climate Agreement.

photo of Steven Romalewski presenting to audience at GIS day

Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts celebrated GIS Day 2018 with a host of talks and a workshop. At the center of the forum, was a keynote talk about how GIS technology is helping the U.S. Census Bureau ensure an accurate count in 2020.

photo of professor Nasser Al-Jahwari presenting at CHAT

Sultan Qaboos University Associate Professor Nasser Al-Jahwari’s presentation at CLA’s Center for the Humanities at Temple showed students his team’s incredible finds from the Oman Peninsula during the Bronze Age.

Yesterday, Forbes magazine published an interview with 2004 Alumni Ryan Bowers. The interview, Muni Bonds Are More Exciting Than You Think: An Activist Investor's Approach details Ryan's municipal finance startup company. Congratulations Ryan! 

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