Geography and Regional Planning Students and Faculty Present Research in Washington, DC

Posted on 4/19/2019 1:17:39 PM

IUP Geography and Regional Planning students Amanda Barclay and Carlee Benhart, and faculty members John Benhart, Sudeshna Ghosh, Richard Hoch, Brian Okey, and Kevin Patrick recently presented their research at the annual American Association of Geographers meeting on April 4–8, 2019, in Washington, DC. 

Barclay presented a poster titled Zaatari Refugee Camp and Land-Use/Cover Change: Assessing Refugee Impact on Environmental Degradation and Urban Growth,” and was part of the Geospatial Intelligence in Practice poster session.

Benhart presented a paper titled “GIS-Driven Multi-Municipal Blight Fight,” which was part of the Landscape Pattern and Use session.

Faculty members Hoch (“Community Indicators of Population Health and Natural Resource Extraction: A Population Health Approach to Characterize the Energy Fields of Pennsylvania”), and Benhart (“Spatial Methodology for Analysis of Flood Hazard Vulnerability of Historic Structures in Pilot Pennsylvania Counties”) presented papers, while Ghosh and Okey (“Field Study in India: Issues of Urban Growth, Economic Transformation, and Sustainability in Jaipur, Rajasthan”) presented a poster.

In addition, Kevin Patrick led an urban geography field trip at the meeting, titled “National Mall: America’s Front Lawn.”