Recent Keynotes + Talks

See CV for exhaustive list.

Conference Keynotes

“The Answer to the Ultimate (Demographic) Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” Keynote, IGU Applied Population Geography Research Workshop, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece, September 19, 2023

“The changing data ecosystem in demography. Non‐traditional data sources,” Plenary, with Alice Reid and Andy Tatum, British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) 2022 Conference, Winchester, England, September 5, 2022

“Choose Your Own Adventure: Charting a Fulfilling Professional Path in the Geospatial Sciences,” Keynote, TRELIS 2022 Workshop, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, June 6, 2022

“Locating the “Left Behind”—Multidimensionality, Scale, and the Role of Demographic Change,” Keynote, From Depopulation to Left-Behind Places: New Challenges, New Policies Workshop, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón (UJI), Castellón, Spain, May 31, 2022

“Sensing Inequality: Smart Cities, Sensor Deserts, and Equitable Decision-Making,” Keynote Address, The 2021 European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG), Manchester, November 5, 2021 (virtual)

“Of Decisions and Deserts: Helping Cities Be Smart, Just, and Good,” Keynote Address, 24th Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) Conference, June 11, 2021 (virtual)

“Migration, Population Loss, and the Smaller Picture,” Keynote Address, International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe Workshop, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila, Italy, January 17, 2020

“Inequality and the Smart City,” Keynote Address, GeoComputation 2019, Queenstown, New Zealand, September 20, 2019

“I Come to Bury Growth, Not to Praise It,” Keynote Address, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 5, 2019

Invited Presentations and Panels

“Sequence Analysis and Clustering Methods for Identifying Left Behind Places,” GIScience Group, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, February 7, 2024

“Spatial Inequality and the Smart City,” Bartlett School of Planning Public Lecture, UCL, London, January 25, 2024

“Data, Data Science, and the Persistent Challenge of Spatial Inequality,” Darlington Economic Campus, January 18, 2024

Disruptions, Engagement, and GIScience Solutions,” Spatial Data Science in an Age of Scientific Disruption Workshop, Santa Barbara, California, December 7–8, 2023

“Lost in translation? Connecting the conceptual and methodological to locate the ‘Left Behind’,” CIRCLE, Lund University, October 4, 2023

“Thinking about ‘progress’ in quantitative methods,” Department of Human Geography, Lund University, October 4, 2023

“Lost in Translation?: Connecting the conceptual and methodological to locate the “Left Behind,” Intersections Seminar, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, April 28, 2023

“How have place-based policies evolved to date and what are they now?”, Invited Contribution, Workshop, OECD, Paris, April 14, 2023

“Future Directions for Urban Analytics and City Science,” Panel, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, March 23–27, 2023

“Deciding Who Counts in the Smart City: Sensor coverage, networks and the responsive city,” Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), February 1, 2023

“Lost in Transition? Connecting the conceptual and methodological to locate the ‘Left Behind’,” Development Economics Group, Wageningen University and Research, January 31, 2023

“Lost in Translation? Connecting the conceptual and methodological to locate the ‘Left Behind’,” Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), University of Glasgow, January 24, 2023

“Estimating Pandemic Effects on Publication in Regional Studies Journals,” CURDS Seminar, Newcastle University, December 8, 2022 (with Gainbi Park)

Recent Conference Presentations

“Lost in transition? Trajectories of regional ‘left-behindness’ in the EU15 from 1982 to 2017,” (co-authored with Mehdi Le Petit-Guerin, Sanne Velthuis, Jeroen Royer, Nicolas Cauchi-Duval, Tim Leibert, Danny MacKinnon, and Andy Pike), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, March 23–27, 2023

“Get Smart: Helping cities be intelligent about sensor placement,” Alan Turing Institute, AIUK Smart Cities Session, September 28, 2020 (virtual)

“Depopulation and the Demographic Components of Change: Exploring the Connections in a United States Context,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour and Will Violette) 59th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Lyon, France, August 27–30, 2019

“Regional Inequalities in the Role of Immigrants in Offsetting Demographic and Economic Decline,” (co-authored with Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Peter Rogerson, and Eric Seymour) 47th Annual Conference of the RSAI British and Irish Section, University of Cambridge, July 1–18, 2019

“Smart city technologies and urban demography: Inequality and sensor coverage deserts,” (co-authored with Caitlin Robinson, David Herbert, Philip James, and Stuart Barr) 10th Annual International Population Geographies Conference, Loughborough University, July 1–3, 2019

“The Demographic Dividends of Decline: Population Loss and Inequality in U.S. Counties, 1990–2010,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, April 3–7, 2019