Talks + Keynotes

Conference Keynotes

“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.

“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.

Recent Invited Presentations

“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.

“What Kind of Loss for What Kind of Place?: A Typology of Demographic Decline for U.S. Counties,” Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, 11 December 2018.

“The Geography of Population Loss: A Typology of Decline for U.S. Counties,” Newcastle University Geomatics and Water Resources Seminar, Newcastle University, 10 December 2018.

“Growth and Decline: Capturing the Spatial Dimensions of Decline,” Urban-Rural Synergies Seminar, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, September 14, 2018.

“Capturing the Spatial Dimensions of Decline: Metrics for Characterizing Population Loss,” Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 12, 2018.

“Landscapes of Loss: Depopulation and the Roles of Scale, Context, and Measurement,” School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Canada, March 7, 2018.

“The Geography of Population Loss in the U.S.: New Insights from a Typology of Decline,” School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, November 29, 2017.

“Regions and Populations: Demographic Change and Resilience,” presented in The Regional Dimension of Inequality: Territorial Responses in a Rapidly Changing Economic Environment, European Week of Regions and Cities 2017, October 10, 2017, Brussels, Belgium.

“Going with the Flow? Spatial Focusing and the State-to-State Migration Behavior of College-Bound Students in the United States,” Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden, September 28, 2017.

“Disparities in Decline: The Spatial and Demographic Burden of Population Loss in U.S. Cities,” ERSA Policy Day: Growing Inequalities and Their Regional Implications, 57th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 31, 2017.

“Covering the Losses: Quantifying the Burden of Decline in Shrinking U.S. Cities,” Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, October 28, 2016.

“Impacts of Uneven Population Change in the United States and the Demographic Burden of Decline,” Population Geography and the Future of Urbanization in China, Symposium for Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Discovery of Hu Huanyong Line, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, November 6–8, 2015.

“The Demographic Burden of Population Decline in U.S. Cities,” Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University, Morgantown, September 24, 2015.

Recent Conference Presentations

“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.

“The Socio-Economic and Demographic Impacts of Population Loss in the United States in Recent Decades,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour) 65th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Antonio, Texas, November 7–10, 2018.

“Wrestling Small to the Ground: Spatial Analytics for Urban Population Loss,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour), 58th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Cork, Ireland, August 28–31, 2018.

“The Landscape of Loss: Connecting County-Level Depopulation and the Demographic Components of Change,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour and William Violette) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10–14, 2018.

“The Dimensions of Decline: Measuring Urban Population Loss,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour) 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Denver, Colorado, April 26–28, 2018.

“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.

“A Typology of Population Change for U.S. Counties,” (co-authored with Eric Seymour and William Violette) 64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Vancouver, Canada, November 8–11, 2017.

“The Geography of Population Loss in the U.S.: New Insights from a Typology of Decline,” (co-authored with Douglas Hopping) 57th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 29–1 September 2017.

“Spatial Focusing and the State-to-State Migration Behavior of College-Bound Students in the United States,” (co-authored with Alessandra Faggian, Steven Farber, and Jeff Allen) 9th International Conference on Population Geographies, Seattle, Washington, June 29–July 1, 2017.

“Fifty (or so) Ways to Lose Your Population: Comparing Typologies of Decline for U.S. Counties,” 25th Pacific Conference of the Regional Science Association International, Tainan, Taiwan, May 17–20, 2017.

“Placing People: Examining the Role of Demographic Factors in Urban Development and Change,” (co-authored with Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen) Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, April 5–9, 2017.

“The View from Over the Hill: Regional Research in a Post-Demographic Transition World,” (co-authored with David A. Plane) 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9–12, 2016.

“Measuring the Spatial and Demographic Burden of Decline in Shrinking U.S. Cities,” 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 9–12, 2016.

“Concentrated Decline: Patterns of Population Loss in Shrinking U.S. Cities,” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, March 29–April 2, 2016 and 56th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, Vienna, Austria, August 23–26, 2016.