RGS-IBG 2019 Conference Highlights and Reflections

Population geography was a strong feature of the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London this year with 9 sessions sponsored by the Population Geography Research Group (PopGRG). During a fiercely warm week in August speakers from across the globe came together to present new data and share ideas on a diverse range of population themes, including … More RGS-IBG 2019 Conference Highlights and Reflections

The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

7th May 2019 PGRG Blog #17 Albert Sabater While a key issue in geography is to investigate how spatial and social polarisation interact to produce residential segregation, particularly in terms of social class, race or ethnicity, the term ‘segregation’ is barely associated with how space and age relations intersect and develop into processes of generational … More The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

International students in Scotland, Brexit and beyond

12th Feb 2019 PGRG Blog #16 David McCollum, Paula Duffy and Charlotte Barke   Scotland’s ability to attract international students in an increasingly competitive marketplace could be severely hindered by immigration policy, rhetoric, and Brexit negotiations. We need to protect the important economic, demographic and cultural benefits that come along with our international student community … More International students in Scotland, Brexit and beyond

Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning

21st Nov 2018 PGRG Blog #15 Nik Lomax In our paper “Estimating the outcome of UKs referendum on EU membership using e-petition data and machine learning algorithms“, recently published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, we use novel e-petition data and machine learning algorithms to estimate the Brexit leave vote percentage for UK parliamentary constituencies. … More Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning

The family get together for education geographers

15th November 2018 PGRG Blog #14 Lili Xiang Attending the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education (GoE III) was really a memorable and inspiring experience for me. I am a final year PhD student from the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a geography teacher and form … More The family get together for education geographers

Impressions from the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education

12th November, 2018 PGRG Blog #13 Jacob Fairless Nicholson   Jacob Fairless Nicholson is a postgraduate researcher in his third year at King’s College London. His work charts the geographies of ‘Black education spaces’ in London 1960-1990. Jacob visited the three-day Third International Conference on Geographies of Education at Loughborough University (Monday 3rd September to … More Impressions from the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education

So, what is population geography?

July 23rd, 2018 PGRG Blog #12 Kate Botterill Sophie Cranston We are delighted to announce a series of exciting sessions sponsored by the PGRG at the 2018 RGS-IBG annual conference in Cardiff.  A question PGRG members are often asked is what is population geography? People often mistake population geography for demography, the statistical analysis of changing … More So, what is population geography?

Where are all the female population geography professors?

July 2nd, 2018 PGRG Blog #11 Nissa Finney It was recently remarked to me that I am the first female Chair of the RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group. I was struck by this comment and turned to the archives of the Research Group in Area and the Royal Geographical Society files of AGM minutes to … More Where are all the female population geography professors?

Extreme Weather Events And Population Movement In The Era Of Climate Change

June 21, 2018 PGRG Blog #10 Lisa Thalheimer Extreme weather and migratory events have been topics of great interest for decades. In recent years, extreme weather events such as droughts or floods often result in widespread displacement.  The 2011 drought in East Africa – a region, which has historically been using migration as coping strategy … More Extreme Weather Events And Population Movement In The Era Of Climate Change

Family ties, internal migration and immobility

The FamilyTies project: Family ties, internal migration and immobility Feb 17, 2018 PGRG Blog #9, February 2018 Clara H. Mulder Population geographers have played an important role in gaining understanding of migration patterns, processes and outcomes. However, despite a growing research attention to inter-generational care and geographical distances between family members, the role of ties … More Family ties, internal migration and immobility