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Utilized Geography bargains an invaluabel advent to worthwhile examine in actual, environmental and human geography and offers a brand new concentration and reference element for investigating and figuring out problem-orientated examine.
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A second reason for the relatively limited influence on public policy may be the apparent reluctance of (human) geographers to ‘get their hands dirty’ —an attitude redolent of the eighteenth-centur y distinction between gentlemen, who derived a livelihood from the proceeds of land ownership, and those who earned a living through trade. This applies less to research in physical geography, where a basis in empirical science and positivist methodology has ensured that applied research has attracted support and acclaim more readily both from within the discipline and from external agencies.
The direction of change is indicated clearly by the content of papers delivered to annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers in the early 1970s. This trend was continued at the 68th annual meeting in Kansas, where topics IN PURSUIT OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE included a session on metropolitan spatial injustice, and other action-oriented papers on ‘place utility, social obsolescence and qualitative housing change’, ‘cr ime rates as ter r itor ial social indicators’, and ‘environmental stress and maladaptive behaviour’.