News Archive

Links to news articles, blogs and other information related to geography, GIS and more.

  • Food Security: Is it better to 'eat local' or globally?

    Posted: October 16, 2015

    In light of food security becoming a hot button issue in the Canadian election, Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security in the geography department at Guelph University and Pierre Desroches, geography professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga and author of “The Locavore’s Dilemma” debate whether food security is about “eating locally” or “globally.”

  • High Concentration of Poverty in Syracuse, NY

    Posted: September 25, 2015

    The Atlantic recently published an article supporting the findings of Rutgers University-Camden public policy professor Paul Jargowsky that concludes 65% of the Black population in Syracuse, NY is living in highly concentrated areas of poverty. To read more, click here.

  • New Job Training Program Announced

    Posted: May 1, 2015

    CenterState CEO announced the roll out of an expanded work training program called the Manufacturing Careers Partnership. SCG worked with CenterState CEO to map manufacturing centers in Central New York as part of the planning for this new program. You can read more about it here

  • Measuring the Value and Impact of Urban Farming in New York City

    Posted: February 18, 2015

    The Design Trust for Public Space and Farming Concrete developed the “Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit,” helping urban farmers and gardeners track the value and impact of their urban farms or community gardens. This provides necessary and standardized information that is accessible to politicians and grant organizations. Read more here.

  • Syracuse Community Geography Spring 2015 Course

    Posted: November 5, 2014

    Geo485/685
    Spring 2015
    T/TH 3:30-4:50
    register via MySlice

    Interested in community-based participatory research methods? In this course you will examine how and why grassroots organizations utilize GIS and spatial analyses, as well as the origins, ethics, and challenges of participatory research with GIS.

    This course explores such questions as:
    • How do grassroots community organizations and movements use maps to support their work?
    • How is a geographic perspective helpful … Read more