Confronted by insurmountable opportunities: Geography in society at the aag's centennial

Douglas Richardson, Patricia Solis

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Geographers at the AAG's centennial are challenged with exceptional opportunities to create a more central place for geography in society and in the university. Realizing these opportunities requires identifying and leveraging key emerging trends in the formation and uses of geographic knowledge. Better integration of geography's profound technological innovations with its core traditions also is necessary to strengthen the discipline's research capacity, and to more effectively engage with and contribute to the needs of society. Trends toward multidisciplinary research and integrative science, and the heightened need for geographic understanding in today's world, hold further promise for advancing the discipline while sustaining its historic strengths and diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-11
Number of pages8
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Geographic management systems
  • Geography and society
  • Innovation
  • Outreach
  • Partnerships
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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