23 June, 2022
Final countdown to the 30th conference of the International Network of Urban Research and Action in Luxembourg
10 June, 2022
Geographers apply: New post at Trier University
Colleagues at the Department VI, Spatial and Environmental Sciences of Trier University are seeking for candidates to fill the post of a full professorship (W3) in Cultural and Political Geography.
More information on what is offered and expected can be found at the website of the University. Contact person for topical inquiries is Professor Antje Bruns (email@example.com).
08 June, 2022
„Nichts haben sie getan“
06 June, 2022
Job Advertisement circulated through the IGU Urban commission
I would be grateful if you could share details of the following:
1. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Te Taiwhenua o te Hauora | Geohealth Laboratory, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand.
- Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- Fixed-term position to June 2026
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a range of policy-relevant research projects being undertaken by the Geohealth Laboratory in collaboration with the health sector e.g. Canterbury District Health Board and the Ministry of Health. The position will preferably start before the end of 2022.
More details at https://jobs.canterbury.ac.nz/jobdetails/ajid/F1b58/Post-Doctoral-Fellow-Geohealth-Laboratory,10047
2. Fully funded PhD scholarship available at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand.The impacts of a low-emissions transport future on urban amenity access, equity, and wellbeing
This project will add to the knowledge base on achieving equitable amenity access while developing sustainable, inclusive and healthy cities. To achieve this we will employ Geographic and Health Science perspectives and methodologies to:
- Consult and engage with local communities, including iwi, to develop working definitions of places and activities that are valued as amenities.
- Work from these newly defined- and conventional amenities (e.g., food outlets and community gardens; green- and blue-space; gathering, arts and cultural spaces) to quantify the current state of equity in amenity access, beginning locally in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
- Assess the impact of a low carbon transport future on equity of accessibility to key amenities associated with wellbeing.
- Identify and evaluate barriers to and opportunities for interventions, exploring the co-benefits and role of improved access in supporting the SDGs of building sustainable, inclusive cities and transport systems that enhance health and wellbeing.
Applications will be assessed as they are received with a closing date of July 15th 2022.
To apply, send a copy of your academic transcript and application letter to Dr Lindsey Conrow (contact details below).
For more information contact:
· Dr Lindsey Conrow firstname.lastname@example.org
· or Prof Simon Kingham email@example.com
· or Dr Matt Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
02 June, 2022
New Publication forthcoming: "Mapping the clouds: The matter of data centers" in Journal of Maps
Carr, C., Bast, D., Madron, K., Syrus, M. (in press) Mapping the clouds: The matter of data centers
Journal of Maps.
As a preview, here is the abstract:
The social spatial geographies of telecommunications and their infrastructures have long interested scholars in the social sciences, and in urban geography specifically. This paper focuses on data centers. Much effort has been placed in preserving the notion that data centers are ‘clouds’, a terminology that obfuscates the real human geographies of cyberplaces. In this map-making exercise, we visualize the sociopolitical human geographies of data centers, and provoke the reader to consider the impacts that data centers have on residents and their environments. The maps shown in this paper suggest four trends. First, hyperscale data center owners are building near large waterways, signifying a shift in location preferences. Second, data centers stress local administrations, financing, and availability of upstream resources, as hyperscale data centers step up their input needs. Third, data center development is state-led. Fourth the competition for data center industries unfolds across a multi-level governance context.
Keywords: Amsterdam, cyberplace, data centers, hyperscale, Luxembourg, Seattle