COVID-19 and the Practice of Urban Geography

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Geographers and COVID-19: Setting Our Direction for the Future
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Public/Private Affinity Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 44
Organizers: Richard Quodomine
Chairs: Richard Quodomine

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The challenge of the Practicing Urban Geographer is manifold in the era of COVID-19. However, it boils down to two crucial aspects: How do you analyze the impact of COVID-19, and given that imperfect knowledge, how do you deliver critical municipal services? What role does Geography play in both analysis and delivery? How do we distribute city services equitably and safely? What role does race, income and density play in both analysis and delivery?

Following the panel session, these session(s) will focus on how practice, research and COVID-19 meet, and where the challenges are particularly difficult as we hopefully close in on a vaccine and begin to live our lives more fully again. How has this pandemic impacted urban research? What are the challenges for policymakers and academics alike? What has worked in terms of education, health care, economic recovery, and other policies? We invite researchers of all levels to share their research and its applications for the present pandemic and for future emergencies.


Following the Panel Session COVID-19 and the Practicing of Urban Geography (27276), the Paper Session(s) will focus on practicing and practice-adjacent research into COVID-19 and its impacts on Urban Policy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Scarcity in public resources, equity in distribution of public services impacts, Post-COVID-19 Morbidity and Medicare and Medicaid Impacts, Food distribution, and Educational Challenges for Impacted Populations.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Weronika Kusek*, Northern Michigan University, Moving Up North - Impact of Covid-19 on Small Town Real Estate 15 3:05 PM

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