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Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

The latest issue of Nature argues that a rural revival is needed globally to counter urbanization.  The paper is co-authored by Professor Yansui Liu and Associate Professor Yuheng Li of the Institute of Geographic Sciences [...]

IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the passing of two of its great servants.  Former President (and first female President) of the IGU, Professor Anne Buttimer, passed away last week - just a few [...]

IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

May 16th, 2017|Comments Off on IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

At its recent Executive Committee meeting in Quebec, Canada, the IGU approved the establishment of a new Commission on African Studies.  The intention is to foster networking and develop teaching and research in all aspects [...]

IGU Commission on Agriculture and Land Engineering inaugural conference, 26-29 August 2017

May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on IGU Commission on Agriculture and Land Engineering inaugural conference, 26-29 August 2017

Rural decline has inevitably accompanied the increasing global levels of urban development. Issues such as rural depopulation, industrial recession, problems of agricultural security and abandoned land have swept both developing and developed countries. As a [...]

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