Tag Archives: geography

Snippets from the RGS 2016 Conference on Nexus Thinking

By Renard Teipelke Each year the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers holds its Annual International Conference. For this year, they chose “Nexus Thinking” as the conference theme. And as always, there was no lack of critical inputs and new … Continue reading

Posted in conferences | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Further Densification – Are They Ready for This?

By Renard Teipelke Eight out of the 30 most densely populated cities of the world are located within Metro Manila, Philippines (here). Number 30 is Makati City with about 19,000 people per square kilometer. Number 1 is Manila City with … Continue reading

Posted in opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spaces of Democracy: An evening with Doreen Massey at the Humboldt University

by Ares Kalandides Reading Doreen Massey’s numerous essays that now span a 40-year career, one phrase sticks out regularly: “Geography matters!” It is sometimes put as simply and poignantly as that; sometimes in an more implicit, but still very straightforward … Continue reading

Posted in conferences | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How’s life? Mapping Happiness

by Hans Pul Where is the happiest place in New York? The above diagram maps “happiness” in the city based on the content of geotagged tweets. The diagram is structured according Manhattan’s grid, where red blocks represent “happy tweets”, while … Continue reading

Posted in miscellaneous, research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alternative Mapping – Another Type

By Renard Teipelke In my last article, I wrote about alternative mapping. I referred to somewhat ‘weird’ maps showing France illustrated by various wines or the London underground presented as 100 years of music. My main arguments were that these … Continue reading

Posted in opinions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Alternative Mapping

by Renard Teipelke This article is about maps. If you are thinking back to geography classes in school or your last trip with a roadmap, you will be misled. There has always been more to maps, more in maps, and … Continue reading

Posted in opinions | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment