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Urban Geographers respond to COVID-19

Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:15 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

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Urban Geographers respond to COVID-19

Type: Panel
Theme: Geographers Respond to COVID-19
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Applied Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2020
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:15 PM (Mountain Standard Time)
Room: Virtual Track 5
Organizers: Hannah Torres, Richard Quodomine
Chairs: Richard Quodomine


In response to these extraordinary times, and a call from the American Association of Geographers for panels on COVID-19 Pandemic Response, we are asking for participation from geographers with an expertise in emergency management, medicine, epidemiology, urban resources, and civil rights to participate in a panel discussion. Specifically, we will discuss the topics of:

*Response timeliness and appropriateness
*Geographic response to a situation that changes by the hour
*Marshalling Resources
*Fair and Equitable response for a city’s vulnerable populations
*Temporary residence for those experiencing homelessness or housing uncertainty
*Repurposing of public and private buildings for pandemic response
*Other topics as appropriate

We believe this panel can contribute as a guide for academic and practicing geographers to organize a response to COVID-19, analyze the response after the pandemic, and provide a framework for lessons learned and future response.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Augusta Wilson Climate Science Legal Defense Fund 12
Panelist Dayne Walling University of Minnesota - Minneapolis 12
Panelist Michael Allen Old Dominion University 12
Panelist Ian Purcell Federal Emergency Management Agency 12
Panelist Maria Castro-Cosio MDRC 12
Panelist Eric Hoffman University of Connecticut 12

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