Geography for the 21 st Century. Understanding our Around the World Destinations. Dr. David J. Keeling – Department of Geography and Geology Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY The American Geographical Society. A GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE ON PEOPLES AND PLACES.
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Understanding our Around the World Destinations
Dr. David J. Keeling – Department of Geography and Geology
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
The American Geographical Society
WHY GEOGRAPHY MATTERS!
Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies http://csis.org
PLATE TECTONICS AS FRAMEWORK
Long-term Forces of Change
(earthquakes and volcanic eruptions)
UNDERSTANDING POPULATION CHANGE
SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN POPULATION, TERRITORY, RESOURCES
HOW DO POPULATION SHIFTS IMPACT POLITICAL PATTERNS?
Election results by county
TERRITORY = RESOURCES = POWER = TERRITORY
Types of territoriality
ETHNIC CONFLICTS OVER TERRITORY AND RESOURCES
Oil, Islam, and Capitalism
POTENTIAL RESOURCE CHALLENGES
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES
INDONESIAN TSUNAMI 2004
THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Earth Observation Imperative
North American Drought Monitor
Lots of rhetoric, very little infrastructure!
DUBAI – GLOBAL TRANSPORT HUB?
INTEGRATING OLD SPACES WITH NEW INFRASTRUCTURE
Regional Development Policies
Iconography – cultural symbolism
MATURE CULTURAL LANDSCAPES