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Applied Geography, A World Perspective reviews progress in applied geography in different regions of the world. It does this through the eyes of an international panel of highly regarded academic practitioners. The book offers new prospects on the use of established approaches and explores exciting new territories. Together, the contributors provide a comprehensive picture of applied geography today.
This book is of relevance to faculty and graduate students in the fields of geography, planning, public policy, regional science and other related social and behavioural sciences.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Europe - Monitoring - international trade - public policy
Introduction. Chapter 1: Managing geography after Y2K. Chapter 2: The principles and practice of applied geography. Chapter 3: Historical foundations of applied geography. Chapter 4: Political geography, public policy and the rise of policy analysis. Chapter 5: The role of geographic information science in applied geography. Chapter 6: Economic base theory and applied geography. Chapter 7: Retail location and consumer spatial choice behavior. Chapter 8: Applied geography in Western and Southern Europe. Chapter 9: Applied geography in Central Europe. Chapter 10: Applied geography in 20th century North America: A perspective. Chapter 11: Disability, disadvantage, and discrimination: An overview with special emphasis on blindness in the USA. Chapter 12: Human wayfinding. Chapter 13: International trade. Chapter 14: Medicometry and regional development. Chapter 15: Monitoring and benchmarking regional and local performance. Chapter 16: Applied geography for the future. Chapter 17: Biographies and fields. Index.