The 2005 Meeting of the Applied Geography Commission,
International Geographical Union
The 2005 meeting of the IGU’s Applied
Geography Commission was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in conjunction
with the Annual
Meeting of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC).
The NARSC Conference starts on Thursday, November 10 and ends
on the evening of Saturday, November 12, 2005. See the NARSC
web site for conference registration information and other details
(including accommodations). The AGC will organize two paper sessions.
Papers should focus on one of the following themes:
Theme I : Applied Geography in the Geography Curriculum:
Issues for Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Geographers in business and government often find themselves
making the geography-applied geography connection after they
have graduated and are on the job. We have selected this theme
because we think that a more effective and efficient approach
is to have the applied geography message be an explicit part
of the undergraduate and graduate curricula. Among the approaches
to be considered are internships; industry case studies; having
applied geography themes embedded in “traditional” geography
courses; “professional courses” that make explicit
the use of geographic concepts and techniques for solving common
problems found in government and business; student visits to
employing firms and agencies; and campus visits by potential
employers and industry allies.
Theme II : Industry Applications
In every region of the World there are success
stories – stories
that can often best be told by geographers who have successfully
made the move from the academy to positions of responsibility
and leadership in business and government. In some cases the
story involves the move from student status to post university
employment. In other cases the success stories involve geographers
who have successfully made the jump from professorships to corporate
and civic environments.
Our intention here is to celebrate success while exploring the
attributes of geographic education that seem to be especially
valued by “those who know.” We also want to explore
the differences in corporate cultures and value systems that
sometimes stand between those in the academy and those in industry
and government. Finally, we want to identify and better understand
successful partnerships between academic geography, corporate
geography and government-based geographic applications.
Theme III. Ethics: Should Applied Geographers be Objective Technocrats?
Passionate Advocates? Or Can They be Both?
Give widespread concerns about questionable
practices by both corporate and civic officials it is appropriate
that the Applied
Geography Commission bring this debate to the discipline. Geographers
can and have assumed a variety of postures when addressing questions
of policy and practice. Are there rules governing those who serve
as applied geographers? What have geographers done to assure
that they are “credible professionals” and what have
they done (or should they do) to avoid conflicts of interest.
Does the behavior of geographers who do not work in the civic
and corporate sectors have consequences for those who do?
The 2006 Meeting of the Applied Geography Commission, International
The 2006 meeting of the AGC was held in conjunction
with the IGU’s Regional Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
The dates are July 3-7, 2006. The AGC will organize two paper
sessions (see 2005 Meeting Announcement above for themes) and
a practitioner session.
Tentative arrangements are being made for an AGC field seminar
to be convened just prior to the Brisbane Congress. The venue
would likely be in a coastal environment near Brisbane that has
experienced rapid growth driven by tourism and retirement. The
tentative dates are June 30-July 2, 2006.
The 2007 meeting of the Applied Geography Commission, International
The Commission’s 2007 meeting was held in conjunction
with the 20th Pacific Regional Science Conference in Vancouver,
B.C., Canada, May 6-9, 2007.
Lay Gibson organized and chaired a session with four excellent
papers on Monday, May 7th.
Topics in Applied Regional Science Salon F
Chair: Lay Gibson, University of Arizona
- The Impact of Industrial Specialization on Regional Growth
in Australia: A Reassessment, Terry L. Clower and Andrew
Beer, University of North Texas
Discussant: Robert Stimson, University
- Making Geographic Findings Matter: Implications for Applied
Research and Teaching, Kingsley E. Haynes, George Mason
University and Robert J. Stimson, University of Queensland
Discussant: Roger Stough, George Mason University
- Developing a Large Scale Model to Simulate Growth for
the Brisbane-South East Queensland Region, Robert Stimson,
Martin Bell, Jonathan Corcoran, Prem Chhetri, David Pullar
and Jim Cooper, University of Queensland
Discussant: Kingsley Haynes, George Mason University
- The Constructionist Perspective in Applied Geography:
Evolutionary Analysis with Examples, Antonie Bailly,
University of Geneva and Roger Stough, George Mason University
Terry L. Clower, University of North Texas
The 2008 Meeting of the Applied Geography Commission,
International Geography Union
The 2008 Meeting of the AGC will be held in conjunction with
the 2008 IGU Tunis Congress.
At the Tunis Congress, Bob Stimson will become President of
the AGC and current President Antoine Bailly will move to the
International Advisory Committee. Secretary Lay Gibson
will also step down at the Tunis Congress and move to the International
Advisory Committee. A search for his replacement has been initiated.
Tuesday, August 12
Session 1: "Applied Geography and the Entrepreneurial Univertity" published
by Brookings Edition, 2008, Antoine Bailly, Lay J. Gibson and
Kingsley Haynes (eds). Presentation and discussion on the book.
Session 2: Papers by new members of the Steering Committee
of the Applied Geography Commission : Lucinda Fonseca (Portugal),
El Hassane Boubekraoui (Marocco), Federico Arenas (Chili), Stéphane
Wednesday, August 13
Session 3 : Round Table "Which future for Applied Geography
?" with Antoine Bailly Switzerland,( President 2000-2008 of the
Commission), Bob Stimson (Australia, (President of the Commission
2008...), Giuliano Bellezza (Director Home of Geography, Roma),
Ali Toumi (General Secretary of the Tunisian Geographers Association).
Session 4: Round Table "Which future for Applied Geography?
and future program of the Commission.
Learn more about the 2008 Tunis Meeting
ENTRE MARCHE ET AMENAGEMENT: UNE ANALYSE
LA ZONE COTIERE DE LA RÉGION DU MAULE, AU CHILI
Instituto de Geografía
Universidad Católica de Chile
La Région du Maule, et son espace côtier, n’est
pas épargnée par le processus de concentration
urbaine et de baisse de la population rurale si fréquent
au Chili. La frange côtière de la Région
du Maule est un espace de grand intérêt pour la
recherche en géographie appliquée car elle dispose
encore de grands espaces qui peuvent faire l’ objet d’une
L’ amélioration de l’autoroute panaméricaine
sud et de plusieurs routes régionales, et la proximité relative
de la Région Métropolitaine de Santiago, principale
aire touristique chilienne (la capitale de la Région du
Maule est à peine à trois heures de Santiago) favorisent
l’augmentation de la demande en espaces de loisirs et de
résidences secondaires. Comme le réseau urbain
est organisé le long de l’axe central de la Région,
ses centres se transforment en de nouveaux espaces pour des résidences
de vacances. La zone d’étude est devenue un véritable
laboratoire d’expérimentation pour résoudre
les conflits pour l’utilisation de l’espace.
L’objectif principal de la présentation consiste à établir
une première image de la dynamique démographique
de la zone côtière de la Région du Maule,en
identifiant les centres plus dynamiques ainsi que les situations
critiques. On analyse également le rythme de croissance
des principaux centres peuplés côtiers, en
particulier de l’habitat, tout en étudiant le potentiel
des outils d’aménagement territorial existants,
pour identifier à partir d’eux, les définitions
stratégiques et les nœuds critiques, ainsi que les
principaux enjeux territoriaux.
Palabras clave: zona costera, ordenamiento
costero, dinámica demográfica
Mots clés: zone côtière,
aménagement côtier, dynamique démographiqu
Cette présentation fait partie
des travaux du Project FONDECYT Nº 1060745, “Evaluación
de la fragilidad ambiental con fines de ordenamiento y planificación
territorial en la zona costera de la Región del Maule”.
The 2009 meeting of the Applied Geography Commission, International
The Applied Geography Commission will meet during the International Festival of Geography (FIG) which is being held in 2009 in St Die, France, Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October. The FIG is an annual event held in St Die and attracts a huge attendance by members of the general public. It is a wonderful event and one that is ideal for the IGU Applied geography Commission to raise public awareness of the contribution our discipline can make to society.
All formal members of the Applied Geography Commission are requested to attend this meeting and to formally participate in the activities of the FIG.
Antoine Bailly has successfully negotiated with the organizers of the FIG for the formal participation of the Applied Geography Commission in the 2009 FIG. The FIG will host the Commission and pay for accommodation for one night and for meals for the three days during the 2009 FIG. The Commission will subsidize the cost of accommodation for an additional night. Members of the Commission attending the St Die meeting are requested to arrive in St Die during Friday 1 October and to stay in St Die for the Friday night through into Sunday 3 October and to depart during the Sunday.
Those members of the Commission attending the 2009 FIG will be expected to commit to being involved in the following activities:
- A meeting of the IGU Applied Geography Commission to be held on the morning of Saturday 2 October. This meeting will be scheduled for approximately one hour.
- The Commission will organize a Round Table on ‘Applied Geography and Coastal Development, Tourism and Resource Management’. Brief perspectives will be put by the participating members of the Commission. (Note that this Round Table relates to the theme of the 2009 FIG.)
- Each member of the Commission participating in the 2009 FIG will be asked to prepare a presentation to be made at one of the schools in St Die. The presentation is to highlight aspects of the geography of the country from which the member of the Commission comes. (The presentation may be made in either French or English and should be based on a power-point presentation of about 20 minutes maximum. The audience will be members of the general public and should emphasize the role of geographers in addressing key issues facing your country.)
The organizers of the participation of the Applied Geography Commission in th3 2009 FIG are Antoine Bailly (the immediate Past Chair of the Commission) and Bob Stimson (the Current Chair of the Commission).
As a formal member of the IGU Applied Geography Commission you are urged to commit to attending the 2009 Fig in St Die and to agree to participation in the above activities.
Please communicate by email by 31 March 2009 to confirm your agreement to attend St Die, France. Send your email to Kingsley Haynes, the Commission Secretary, email email@example.com
Once we have received your reply and we know who will be coming to St Die to participate in the Applied Geography Commission meeting and the activities it will be organizing at the 2009 FIG, Antoine Bailly and Bob Stimson will communicate with you regarding the details of your participation.
Your accommodation in St Die for the nights of Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October will be booked by the organizers of the FIG. You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements.