Bhaduri Awarded AAG Anderson Medal of Honor
Urban Dynamics Institute Director Budhendra “Budhu” Bhaduri has been selected by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to receive the 2018 James R. Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography. As the Applied Geography Specialty group’s highest honor, the Anderson Medal is awarded annually by the group’s board of directors for “highly distinguished service to the profession of geography” and recognizes career contributions across multiple sectors, including research, industry, education, and government.
Urban Dynamics Institute Releases FY 2017 Annual Report
In 2017, a devastating Atlantic hurricane season struck regions of the United States and the Caribbean, imperiling large populations who now face a long road to recovery in the aftermath. On a global scale, population shifts in the past year, driven by environmental, political, economic, and social factors, have been sweeping. Short-term displacements in US coastal regions and the Caribbean followed in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar accumulated an astonishing figure of more than half a billion refugees who relocated long-term to camps and settlements elsewhere.