Applied Geography: A World Perspective by Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson

By Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson

Applied Geography, an international Perspective stories development in utilized geography in numerous areas of the area. It does this throughout the eyes of a global panel of very hot educational practitioners. The e-book deals new clients at the use of confirmed methods and explores fascinating new territories. jointly, the individuals supply a accomplished photograph of utilized geography this day.

This ebook is of relevance to school and graduate scholars within the fields of geography, making plans, public coverage, nearby technological know-how and different comparable social and behavioural sciences.

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These questions are considered below. THE VALUE OF APPLIED GEOGRAPHY A fundamental question for those working within the framework of applied geography concerns the value of a problem-oriented approach. We have examined this issue already in our discussions of useful knowledge and the relationship between pure and applied research but we return to it here to address the specific critique of applied geography 30 MICHAEL PACIONE Table 1. ) Geography created as an applied discipline to serve the political, military and commercial interests of the Prussian state.

Evidently the teaching programmes in the universities geography departments are deeply modified. The training of students who are preparing their entrance examinations for secondary teaching can take a lesser place than that of students training to become “professional geographers”. Even if there is, for both courses of study, a common basis, which should be broadened with some benefit, experiences, methods, tools are specifically different for each course. It is difficult to draw up the story of these different phases in the evolution of applied geography on a world-wide scale.

At the 67th annual meeting, held in Boston in 1971, themes included geographical perspectives on poverty and social well-being, ethnic and religious groups, and urban policy, with a general session devoted to discussion of the problems and strategies facing “socially-responsible geographers”. This trend was continued at the 68th annual meeting in Kansas where topics included a session on metropolitan spatial injustice, and other action-oriented papers on “place utility, social obsolescence and qualitative housing change”, “crime rates as territorial social indicators”, and “environmental stress and maladaptive behaviour”.

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