The principles and practice of applied geography

  • Michael Pacione
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 77)


Questions on the usefulness of geographical research and the relationship between theory and practice are central to debate over the place and value of Geography as an academic discipline for the third millennium. Such issues also constitute the core of applied geography.


Applied Research Real World Problem Urban Policy Geographical Research Geographic Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Pacione
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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