Asian Symposium: Nepal and Himalayan Geographies: Driving the debate on sustainability, disaster and infrastructure SESSION 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Asian Geography Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (MDT)
Room: 8212, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Galen Murton, Katharine Rankin
Chairs: Katharine Rankin


Geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya have been convening informally at AAG over the past two years to discuss common points of interest across different geographic subfields (physical geography, human geography, human-environment, GIS). The related themes of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure have emerged as both shared research interests for geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya, as well as key questions of global concern that can benefit from Himalayan perspectives.

The Nepal and Himalayan Geographies group invites proposals for short papers that stake out research directions and critical questions in Nepal and Himalayan geography at the interface of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure. Papers should clarify how critical conversations on Himalayan worlds can furnish insights on these key themes that will be of interest to wider communities of geographic scholarship.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Dikshya Devkota*, Gorkha Foundation Nepal, Complementary Roles of Civil Society in Disaster Relief Operations 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Robert Beazley*, Cornell University, Grappling with the Tyranny of Distance: Scuffles with roads, landslides, and sustainability in Nepal 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Keshav Bhattarai*, University of Central Missouri, Mahmmud Yousef, University of Central Missouri , Sunil Lama, University of Central Missouri, Decision-Aiding Transit-Tracker Methodology for Bus Scheduling using Real Time Information to Ameliorate Traffic Congestion in the Kathmandu Valley 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Sabin Ninglekhu*, , Patrick Daly, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Pia Hollenbach, University of Zurich, Heritage and its Discontents: Newar Urbanism and the Political Economy of Everyday Life 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Krishna K. Shrestha*, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, Reframing disaster governance: Lessons from Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes for inclusive and just disaster management 20 11:15 AM

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