Human Geography is the study of the spatial organization of human activity and human interaction with the physical environment. The @links provided in this category are subareas that are typically of interest to those studying human and cultural geography. Historical geography, cultural geography, medical geography, economic geography and political geography are all areas of study within the field of human geography.
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American Cultural Landscapes
A research and bibliographic guide to UC Berkeley print and web resources for the study of the cultural geography of the United States.
Association for Border Studies
Features membership details, board of directors, information on meetings and calls for papers, and contacts.
A catalog of US maps showing the cultural modification of the landscape as settlers established farmsteads and villages, and named their surroundings.
Cultural Landscapes of North America
Lecture notes providing a discussion of the social landscapes of North America.
Blog explaining and illustrating geographic issues relevant to current events. Run by lecturers from Standford University.
The Geography of Transport Systems
A project developed to promote access to transport geography information. Includes material to support undergraduate courses, including articles, exercises, GIS-T datasets, and PowerPoint presentations.
H-HistGeog: Historical Geography
H-Net discussion group dedicated to examining the intricate relationship between space and time. Features subject overview, archive and subscription information.
Human Geography Department at Macquarie University
Features information for current and prospective students, staff profiles, current research, publications, and contact details.
International Boundaries Research Unit
Home page of the International Boundaries Research Unit, (IBRU) located at the University of Durham. A source of information on boundary and territorial issues around the world.
A web application that generates report files documenting a wide array of U.S. Geographic entities.
The Maritime Cultural Landscape
An essay describing the concept of traditional maritime zones of transport in terms of human geography.
National Atlases: Presenting the Nation's Cultural Geography
Historical overview of statistical atlases and census maps that express the cultural landscape of the United States.
Political Geography Now
Current maps and news chronicling changes to the world's countries, borders, and capitals, as well as on-the-ground control of conflict zones and disputed territories.
Prisoners of Geography
An article that explains why landlocked nations may never enjoy access to the markets and new technologies they need to flourish in the global economy.
Program for the Human Environment
A research center at Rockefeller University that explores how long-run technical change relates to productivity and efficiency of energy, materials, land, and other resources, and the consequences for human populations.
A research project working to extend and refine the Clarke Urban Growth Model for making predictions at regional, continental and eventually global scales.
Essays by Luis Suarez-Villa, of the University of California, Irvine. Features sections devoted to the role of innovative capacity, tangible and intangible infrastructure, and a description of inversion at the metropolitan level
Residential Energy Consumption Survey
A report on geographic information about U.S. households and their energy usage from 1978 to 1997.
SDSS for Location Planning, or The Seat of the Pants is Out
A paper by Larry Daniel that reviews the general characteristics of a spatial decision support system (SDSS) applied to site analysis.
The Society for Human Ecology
An international and interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in both research and application.
The Spatial Economy
Article by Masahisa Fujita, Paul Krugman and Anthrony Venables that describes the dramatic increase in research on economic geography. Includes a discussion of spatial aspects of the Dixit-Stiglitz model of monopolistic competition.
Springtime of Nations
Blog following separatist movements, ethnic conflict, and other divisive political geography issues in the world today. Articles feature both information and commentary.
A discussion of how Philadelphia is trying to apply GIS (Geographic Information Systems) effectively to the complex circumstances that surround neighborhood planning in a troubled urban environment.