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Passing of Professor Antony R. Orme

Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of Professor Antony (Tony) R. Orme.  Professor Orme received his undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of Birmingham and served at UCLA from 1968 to 2010 as a faculty member in the Department of Geography. […]


Los Angeles Biodiversity Atlas featured

Professor Thomas Gillespie’s and Geography graduate student Monica Dimson’s work on the Los Angeles Biodiversity Atlas was featured by the UCLA Newsroom.


Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World

Rivers, more than any road, technology, or political leader, have shaped the course of human civilization. They have opened frontiers, founded cities, settled borders, and fed billions. They promote life, forge peace, grant power, and can capriciously destroy everything in their path. Even today, rivers remain a powerful global force — one that is more […]


Urban Studies Inside/Out

At a time of intense theoretical debates in urban studies, the research practices underlying such theories have not received the same attention. This original and creative text interrogates the methodological underpinnings of contemporary urban scholarship, with reference to different global sites and situations, as well as to recent debates around postcolonial, planetary, and provincialized urban […]