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

“Loss and Space: Scale, Measurement, and the Implications of Unequal Population Change,” Keynote Address, 40th Annual Conference of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRSAI), Melbourne, Australia, December 5, 2016

Invited Presentations and Panels

“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)

“The (Business) Case for Data,” 21th IFIP Conference e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society (I3E2022), Doctoral and Early Career Researcher Symposium, Newcastle University, September 12, 2022

“Discoveries from the Lab,” Opening Panel, AI UK, London, March 22, 2022

“Spatial Inequality and the Smart City,” Urban Analytics Programme, Monthly Meet Up, Alan Turing Institute, February 28, 2022 (virtual)

“Mind the Gap! Today’s Data for Tomorrow’s Innovation,” Newcastle Discover Talks–Data, Newcastle University, January 27, 2022 (virtual)

“Spatial Inequality and the Smart City,” Turing Fellows Project Seminar Series: Urban Analytics, October 7, 2021 (virtual)

“Who Counts in the Smart City?,” Citizens Collective, TU Delft, September 15, 2021 (virtual)

“Patterns of Demographic Change,” Symposium on Legacy Cities and Left-Behind Places: Comparative Analysis, Policy and Practice, organized by Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and the Bartlett School of Planning at UCL, June 17, 2021 (virtual)

“Sensor Placement, Inequality, and Informed Decision Making in the Smart City,” GIScience Center, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, May 25, 2021 (virtual)

“The Spatial Demography of Depopulation,” Geography, Queen’s University Belfast, May 20, 2021 (virtual)

“Spatial (Data) is Special: Creating Space in Social Science and Humanities Research,” Demystifying Data Workshop, Institute of Social Science, Newcastle University, March 25, 2021 (virtual)

“The Spatial Demography of Depopulation: The U.S. Example,” School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, January 13, 2021 (virtual)

“Optimising for Equity: Sensor coverage, networks, and the responsive city,” Bartlett Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London (UCL), December 2, 2020 (virtual)

“The Geography of Depopulation in the United States,” Charlas de Economía (Economics Seminars), Universidad Icesi, Colombia, November 5, 2020. (virtual)

“Sensing Inequality: Smart Cities, Sensor Deserts, and the Politics of Decision-Making,” Lectures in Planning (LiPS), Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), September 29, 2020. (virtual)

“Smart Cities and Spatial Inequality,” Social Sciences Webinar Series, Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), May 12, 2020. (virtual)

“Friendly for the Ages: Demographic Change and Inclusive Rural Policies,” OECD Rural Development Conference, Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2019.

“Population Loss in a U.S. Context: Where, Who, How?” University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences, March 25, 2019.

“Social Justice, Inequality, and Technology: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something True,” Not Equal Launch Symposium, London, January 29, 2019.

“The Spatial Demography of Population Loss: Insights from the United States,” JDS International Seminar, University of Tsukuba, Japan, January 24, 2019.

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

“Spatial Metrics for Urban Population Loss,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour) 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Pasadena, California, February 11–14, 2018