Inequitable Geographies: The Place of Vulnerability in Public Policy.

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Jackson, Marriott, 5th Floor
Organizers: Robert Huish
Chairs: Robert Huish


This panel explores inequalities and vulnerabilities of place. Panelists explore how ethnicity, rurality and poverty manifest into inequitable landscapes that challenge social justice and well being. Is there a greater role for geographic methods in reducing inequities and fostering social justice, especially for the vulnerable? The panel invites discussion about research methods used for better understanding inequalities, and also invites discussion as to how findings can play a role in public policy.


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Presenter Yusi Liu*, Department of Resource Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University; and visiting graduate student, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Lan Mu, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Donglan Zhang, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Georgia, Michelle A. Nuss, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia; and Department of Medicine and Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia, Jing Zhang, Department of Resource Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University, Understanding Rural Physician Shortage from Medical School Trajectory Data 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Konty Kevin*, New York City Department of Health, Stuart H Sweeney, University of California, Santa Barbara, Area-based poverty measures in public health practice: Geographic considerations 20 3:40 PM
Presenter James Dunn*, McMaster University, Effects of Socially-Mixed Public Housing Redevelopment on Health in Toronto’s Regent Park 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Priyanka Vyas*, University of California, San Francisco, Fending off bad neighbors: Evaluating the effectiveness of San Francisco Tobacco Retail Density Ordinance in reducing concentration in high risk areas 20 4:20 PM

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