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Urban Planning student wins Planning scholarship

Yulia Conley recently won the Michigan Association of Planning's (MAP) Memorial Scholarship. The amount of the aw... more

 

Why Geography? Why Planning?

Geography enables students to understand their world locally to globally, make wise decisions about the planet and its resources, and become critical thinkers. Geography grapples with the key issues of our time: energy, water, biodiversity, climate, natural hazards, population, and much more.
- Dr. Joseph Kerski, ESRI Inc.

 

The Geography and Planning curriculum at GVSU integrates the natural and social sciences and geospatial technologies and offers students strong analytical and problem solving skills. Geography and Planning areas offer a wide range of opportunities to people with various interests and talents focusing on finding real solutions to complex environmental, economic and social problems and issues (such as food and water security, sustainable economic growth, environmental justice, climate change adaptations, etc.). Geographers and planners use many tools and techniques in their work, and geographic technologies are increasingly important for understanding our complex world. They include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and computer cartography.

Our flexible interdisciplinary programs provide courses of study focused on the environment and sustainable development, urban and regional planning, geospatial technologies (cartography, satellite remote sensing, and GIS), and global and regional analysis.

The Geography and Planning Department offers the following programs:

- A major in Geography (B.S. and B.A.)  with flexible concentrations in environmental geography, urban planning, geospatial technologies, and regional analysis.

- A minor in Urban and Regional Planning 

- A minor in Geographical Techniques (GIS and remote sensing)

- A minor in  geography - teacher certification 

- A certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology 

- A certificate in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning 

Geographers and Planners play an active role in building sustainable futures, solving complex social, economic, environmental, and technological problems. It is not surprising that today geospatial technology is one of the fastest growing job markets in the United States and in the World.

Explore these links from the Association of American Geography and American Planning Association to review sample job titles associated with specific subfields within geography and planning

To learn more about job titles of interest, visit the AAG Salary and Data Trends page.


Study abroad in the Netherlands with The Geography and Planning Department! Click here for more details! 

Come join us for The Global Cities Conference! For more information, click here!

Register at this link!  https://docs.google.com/a/mail.gvsu.edu/forms/d/1yxLgxTziC7LdbjO-aWvUDdueuh6W3aayhg9tH5HlP04/viewform

GVSU students and Assistant Professor Dr. Patricia Houser talk about the study of Geography and Planning. Listen to WGVU here!

On October 31, 2014: 36 students came to GVSU for the annual GIS Day. Here are some pictures from the event!

 

 

 

 

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