News Archive

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

  • Syracuse Grows Benefit Dinner

    Posted: September 25, 2014

    A frequent community partner, Syracuse Grows, recently held a very successful benefit dinner showcasing urban agriculture in Syracuse as well as the talents of refugee and new American chefs. You can check out a local news story on the dinner here.

  • Open Governance and Participatory Action in Boston

    Posted: September 10, 2014

    Exemplifying open governance and participatory action, Boston’s “Youth Lead Change” project engaged youth in the first ever participatory budgeting process in a U.S. city. Young Bostonians, ages 12-25 had a hand in designing the process, were made aware of, and discussed, spending priorities and current projects, and finally cast their votes to determine which proposed community development projects (everything from improving parks to creating art spaces) they felt should receive some share of the city’s … Read more

  • Interactive Maps

    Posted: September 10, 2014

    This article from The Atlantic features two interactive maps produced in part by Esri. One allows you to investigate recent Census data by exploring rates of county-by-county population growth alongside the sources of their growth (or decline): The other draws on a compilation of 175,000 historic USGS topographical maps. You can select an area you’re familiar with and go back through time to see how the selected landscape looked at other points … Read more