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Design with Nature Now - Conference Report

June 21-22, 2019, University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design recently opened a new research institute, the McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. Fifty years after McHarg’s seminal book Design with Nature was published, and as part of a broad effort to take a new look at McHarg’s influence on design, now deep into human induced climate change, the university created the Design with Nature Now conference...

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Geocoding and Mapping Historical Places

By: Yuying Yuan

For researchers who study history, historical geography or other relevant academic fields, there may be some cases when they have a large number of data of historical places but cannot make the most use of them due to lack of efficient integration method. This blog will give an example of how to use computer techniques to assist historical research. More specifically,...

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Mapping Bears Ears National Monument

Considerable controversy surrounds the areas designated for protection in Southeastern Utah, which have culminated in two Presidential Proclamations.  

The first proclamation (Dec 28th, 2016), was made by President Barack Obama, who had been petitioned in a joint effort of five Native American Nations to establish federal protection over those lands.   In the petition, a partnership of the Native American governments defined 1.9 million acres of land that encompassed many thousands of archeological and culturally significant sites....

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