Archive for June, 2013

Maps of the world’s urban bike share programs

Many cities around the world have bike share programs. Here, the bike docking stations for 29 of these cities are mapped, all at the same scale. “The geographic footprint of a city’s bike-sharing system can reveal both the municipality’s level of commitment to transportation alternatives as well as the topography of the surrounding area,” writes […]

Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to the Gustavus Class of 2013, especially our 13 geography majors who graduated this spring! We will miss you. As you continue on life’s path, we wish you success, health, beauty, delight, and meaningful work and relationships. Here are some words of wisdom from Jim Wallis, the founder and president of Sojourners, to “make […]

Minneapolis parks rated top in the nation

USA Today reports a study that ranks the Minneapolis city park system as the best in the nation. Click here for the full article, including a map of the best and worst city park systems in the U.S. Did you know that 94% of Minneapolis’ residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park? (By […]

Joaquín Villanueva to Join Gustavus Geography Faculty

Dr. Joaquín Villanueva will join the Gustavus Geography Department in fall 2013 as a visiting assistant professor.  Joaquín Villanueva comes to us from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where he served as a lecturer in geography. Joaquín Villanueva obtained his Ph.D. in geography at Syracuse University, working under Dr. Don Mitchell. Dr. Villanueva’s doctoral […]

When Storm Chasing Goes Wrong

Note: The intent of this posting, even prior to this morning, was not to make light of these events, or to sensationalize, rather it was a genuine call to everyone that if experts in the field can be caught off guard by the unpredictable nature of these dangerous storms, what chance do the rest of us […]