Welcome to the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona

Welcome to the School of Geography and Development (SGD) at the University of Arizona, USA. SGD is part of a top-ranked; Research One, land-grant university and we cover the entire range of contemporary geography. Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of cities; social theory and culture; climatology and environmental impacts in the American Southwest; economic development; landscape ecology and forest restoration; human impacts of global climate change; geographic epidemiology; international development and environmental sustainability; conflict over the public presentation of ethnic identity; local government restructuring; spatial interaction modeling; American migration; European fertility; GIS/visualization; environmental policy; and remote sensing of fire-induced vegetation change.

UA to host APCG Conference in Tucson in September
Don't forget that the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers' 77th Annual Meeting will be hosted this September in Tucson, by the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development, the University of Arizona... read more
New Head of SGD
New Head of SGD, Dr. Lynn Staeheli, to start August 2015.  
Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka
8th Annual Janice Monk Distinguished Professor Lecture Presents Alice Hovorka "Feminism & Animals: Exploring Interspecies Relations in Botswana and Beyond" Friday, March 7, 2014, 3:30 p.m. Integrated Learning Center, Room 130 Reception to Follow... read more
Magellan Circle Scholarship
SGD Majors, We encourage everyone to apply for this year's Magellan Circle Scholarship.  Scholarship Description: Through the generous donations of members of the Magellan Circle in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we can provide a number of students with $500 Magellan Circle... read more
Fall 2014 SGD Colloquium
Speaker Series Fall 2014 Friday Colloquia meet from 3:30 to 4:45 in Harvill Room 404. The series brings prominent scholars and professionals from across a range of perspectives, including human geography, spatial analytic methods, regional science, physical geography, and human-environment... read more

Department News

The 77th annual meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers was held on the campus of The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, from September 24 to 27, 2014. Paper sessions were held in the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, a block away from the University of Arizona’s Main Gate... read more
SGD PhD Student Zach Sugg recently had the opportunity to present findings from his dissertation research to a large public audience as an invited panelist of Texas water experts. The public symposium, The Future of Water in Texas was recently held at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. The event... read more