“Geography Report Card”: Geographic Knowledge Declining

Winnie Hu’s recent NY Times article, “Geography Report Card Finds Students Lagging” (July 20, 2011) laments the fact that fewer than in one in three American students are proficient in geography–to the point where they can’t even identify the American Southwest on a map, according to report of the National Assessment of Educational Click to Read More

Seattle is nation’s sixth-best city for walking: Walk Score

Seattle is the nation’s sixth-most walkable city, according to Seattle-based Walk Score, a website that rates cities on how walkable they are.

New York is the country’s most walkable city, according to Walk Score, followed by San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Walk Score ranks cities from zero to 100 based on a Click to Read More

New book by UW geographers describes social influences on Seattle — see video

By Molly McElroy

News and Information

Watch a YouTube video of Morrill and Brown talking about “Seattle Geographies.”

Learn about a May 3 public event on “Seattle Geographies” and check the University of Washington Press event calendar for other events.

Read Seattle Times story on “Seattle Geographies”

Seattle can be many things at Click to Read More

Daily Social Science Fix: A Roundup of Serious, Surreal and Sublime Scholarly Articles

National Affairs/The Public Interest offers a fascinating daily compendium of summaries of (and links to) around twenty social science articles, ranging in topics from children, marriage and family to immigration to health care.  Characterized as “A Daily Roundup of Academic Studies Serious, Surreal, Sublime and otherwise,” this site, compiled by Kevin Lewis, become Click to Read More