Seattle’s Biopolitical Geographies

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Professor Michael Brown and UW Tacoma colleague Larry Knopp have been getting a lot of media attention for their ongoing study,  “Biopolitical Geographies”. They are   investigating the relations in the Pre-AIDS era between Seattle’s Gay & Lesbian community and health-promotion agencies. The project engages with urban, political, and health geographies, as Click to Read More

‘Seattle Geographies’ aims to decode the city’s many contradictions

Professor Emeritus Richard Morrill and Professor Michael Brown

The Seattle Times has profiled the Geography Department’s new anthology, Seattle Geographies, edited by professor Michael Brown and Emeritus Professor Dick Morrill. The book, which is being unveiled this week at the AAG Conference in Seattle,  emphasizes Geography’s unique spatial perspective on the Seattle region’s Click to Read More

How Seattle Transformed Itself Using Human Capital & The UW

Edward Glaeser uses his NY Times Economix blog to make a fascinating case for the recent transformation of Seattle’s economy chiefly via the consolidation of human capital–a largely local and spatial argument for economic success in a global economy. Citing the UW (along with Microsoft, Starbuck’s, Amazon, etc) as key drivers of the local Click to Read More

Geography students help shape Seattle’s RapidRide!

Congratulations to our honors undergraduates for earning recognition in the A&S Perspectives newsletter put out by the College of Arts and Sciences! They went above and beyond their own academic work to affect the community in meaningful ways, offering information for a new RapidRide bus service. Click to Read More