Geography & Planning Department

Geography News

Chico State students’ project on climate change effects will shape local public policy

APCG in Chico, CA

October 25-28, 2017

The Geography & Planning Department hosted the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 70th Annual Meeting. Field trips were led through Downtown Chico, Oroville Dam, local landscapes, and the Gray Lodge Pacific Flyway.

Where exactly is Northern California?

September 14, 2017

Two Geography and Planning instructors, Dr. Dean Fairbanks and Ryan Miller, spoke on North State Public Radio on where people see the boundary for Northern California. A clip and article on the topic can be found at this link.

Postcards from Oaxaca's Past and Present

Brady Photoessay
December 6, 2016

Professor Scott Brady's photoessay is featured in Volume 59 of Focus on Geography, a peer-reviewed digital publication of the American Geographical Society that continues in the tradition of the original paper magazine but in a more dynamic and interactive format.

Visit Focus on Geography to view Professor Brady's photoessay.

Insurgencies and Revolutions

Chase Insurgencies
November 16, 2016

Professor Jacque Chase is co-editor of the recently published book Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann's Contributions to Planning Theory and Practice (Routledge 2017). The book is a collection of essays from scholars who studied with John at UCLA (Jacque's Ph.D. institution), University of British Columbia, and other universities where John has taught. Jacque edited the section Social Learning, Communities and Empowered Citizenship. She contributed a chapter to that section entitled "Fire, ownership, citizenship, and community," based on her study of the local foothills community of Concow. The book was launched at the Associate Schools of Collegiate Planning conference in Portland, Oregon, in November 2016.

Geography Student Steve Ganger Wins Award at CGS 2016

Ganger Award
May 1, 2016

Congratulations to Steve Ganger for winning first place in the Digital Map category at CGS in San Jose this weekend for his story map California State University Chico – Crime and Safety He completed the map last semester in Jacque’s 390 class.

GEOG 440's Bottle Ban Initiative Mention

April 11, 2016

Student Charles Winter and Professor Mark Stemen were mentioned in Action News Now.

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